Melissa McCarthy Is in Talks to Play Ursula in “The Little Mermaid”

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”.

 

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