MELISSA MCCARTHY is in early talks to play Ursula the sea witch in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Little Mermaid” movie.
There’s no word who might play Ariel . . . all we know is that the movie will incorporate the songs from the 1989 animated version, plus new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, the guy who did the original score. This will be Lin-Manuel’s second time writing songs for Disney. He wrote the music for “Moana”, but only acted in “Mary Poppins Returns”.