Noma Dumezweni Joins the Cast of the Live Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ In New Role

The live action The Little Mermaid is getting a brand new character!

Actress Noma Dumezweni is joining the cast in a new role that is not in the original, animated The Little Mermaid film, Deadline reports.

While Noma‘s casting has been revealed as a new character, no other details were made available.

The live action version of the film, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, is being directed by Rob Marshall, and features songs from the original film as well as new songs from composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In case you missed it, Disney recently confirmed the main cast of the movie, including who will play Ursula, Triton, Scuttle, Prince Eric and more!

Noma has recently appeared in the mini-series The Undoing. She also played Miss Penny Farthing in Mary Poppins Returns.

Noma is also very well known for originating the role of Hermione Granger in the West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Her portrayal earned her a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

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