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Melissa McCarthy Might Play Ursula in Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Melissa McCarthy Might Play Ursula in Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Melissa McCarthy is in talks to portray Ursula in Disney’s upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid film!

The 48-year-old Life of the Party actress would take on the role of the famous villain and put her own spin on the classic “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” Variety reports.

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Disney reportedly wants to cast “contemporary and compelling” actors, while still honoring the original 1989 animated movie.

Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall will helm the adaptation, which will include the original songs as well as new ones from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Lin-Manuel is also producing with Rob, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt.

Disney’s live-action The Lion King is also set to premiere soon, on July 19. Watch the trailer!

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