Melissa McCarthy to play Ursula in the live-action Little Mermaid

Hollywood star Melissa McCarthy is in talks with Disney to play the role of Ursula in Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action remake of the Little Mermaid.

This live-action version will feature Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken to create a blend of old and new songs. And that will be featured in the upcoming film. Miranda and Marshall also worked together on Mary Poppins Returns.

What we know about Little Mermaid live-action

What we know about Melissa McCarthy Little Mermaid live-action

The original Little Mermaid was based on a Hans Christian Andersen Danish fairy tale about a mermaid princess named Ariel who wants to be human and later falls in love with a human but is deceived by an evil underwater goddess, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy).

The live-action Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns) with Lin-Manuel Miranda as co-producer. Also, this film doesn’t yet have a release date. Check out The Little Mermaid – Under the Sea music video in below.

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