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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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa McCarthy

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!

Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, & Viggo Mortensen Hit AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards Red Carpet

Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, and Viggo Mortensen team up for the 2019 AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups Awards!

The 44-year-old True Detective actor, the 71-year-old The Wife actress, and the 60-year-old Green Book star stepped out for the event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (February 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Glenn is nominated for Best Actress, and Viggo is up for Best Actor for their aforementioned films.

They were joined by Best Director/Best Screenwriter nominee Peter Farrelly for Green Book, Best Director nominee Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Best Supporting Actor nominee Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Blythe Danner for What They Had.

Also in attendance were Topher Grace, Barry Jenkins, Jane Seymour, Elizabeth Chomko, Linda Cardellini, Bo Welch, Catherine O’Hara, John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Henry Mortensen, Edward James Olmos, Diane Warren, and Frances Fisher.

The event, hosted by Martin Short, honors films by and for people 50 or older. It will be televised on PBS on February 15 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and will stream starting February 16 on pbs.org/gperf.

FYI: Glenn is wearing Christian Dior.

20+ pictures inside of Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, Viggo Mortensen, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Sophia Loren Makes Rare Public Appearance to Host Reception for 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Sophia Loren poses for a photo with director Rob Marshall at a reception for the Disney musical Mary Poppins Returns on Friday (January 11) at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The legendary actress made a rare public appearance to support the film. She worked with Rob on the movie musical Nine back in 2009.

Also in attendance at the event were Sophia‘s son Edoardo Ponti, songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and actor Jon Voight.

Mary Poppins Returns was nominated for four Golden Globes and it’s up for nine Critics’ Choice Awards this weekend.

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Host Special Screening of Emily Blunt's 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are supportive friends and they hosted a special screening of Mary Poppins Returns just for their close pal Emily Blunt!

The couple hosted the screening on Thursday night (January 10) at Feinstein’s / 54 Below in New York City.

Blake and Ryan were joined by Emily, director Rob Marshall, as well as Ryan‘s Deadpool co-star Morena Baccarin and her partner Ben McKenzie, Harry Connick Jr., Mike Myers, and more.

Blake‘s Gossip Girl co-star Margaret Colin was there as well!

Emily was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in the movie and she’s up for awards at the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards and SAG Awards.

FYI: Emily is wearing a Cushnie outfit, Sam Edelman shoes, and a Prabal Gurung coat.

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Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda Are All Smiles at 'Mary Poppins Returns' NYC Screening

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for The Cinema Society‘s screening of their new movie Mary Poppins Returns!

The 35-year-old actress and the 38-year-old actor were in great spirits at the event, co-hosted by Lindt Chocolate and FIJI water, at SVA Theatre on Monday (December 17) in New York City.

They were joined by director, writer, producer, and choreographer Rob Marshall.

Hilarie Burton, husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and son Augustus also stepped out to show their support, along with Cory Michael Smith, John Leguizamo, Jon Batiste, and Martha Stewart.

In Mary Poppins Returns, decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

Don’t miss it when it hits theaters on December 19! In the meantime, listen to the soundtrack here.

FYI: Emily is wearing an Erdem suit, Sophia Webster shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

20+ pictures inside of Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more at the screening… More Here! »

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Emily Blunt & Meryl Streep Hit Blue Carpet at 'Mary Poppins Returns' European Premiere!

Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep strike a pose on the blue carpet while attending the European premiere of their anticipated film Mary Poppins Returns held at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday (December 12) in London, England.

The 35-year-old actress and Meryl, 69, were joined at the event by their co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Chris O’Dowd, Tarik Frimpong, Jim Norton, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson.

Also in attendance at the big premiere was Emily‘s husband Alessandro Nivola and their daughter May Rose Nivola, Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, Colin’s wife Livia Firth, as well as the film’s producer Marc Platt, screenwriter John DeLuca and director Rob Marshall.

Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on Christmas Day – Stream the soundtrack here!

FYI: Emily is wearing a Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown and Jimmy Choo shoes. Meryl is wearing an Elie Saab ensemble. Lin-Manuel is wearing a Stella McCartney suit. Emily is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes.

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