Melissa McCarthy In Talks To Play Ursula In Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Disney is not done with live-action remakes of their animated classics just yet. Aladdin is still in theaters and The Lion King opens next month. Mulan is coming next March and The Little Mermaid is in the the works for 2021. Variety is reporting that Melissa McCarthy is close to signing on as the villainous Ursula. No other cast announcements have been made, but Zendaya and Harry Styles have been rumored as Ariel and Prince Eric.

Mary Poppins Returns helmer Rob Marshall is directing. The plan is to incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated version as well as new work from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

No trailer for this new version, but here's a look back at the original animated film, along with trailers for The Lion King and Aladdin.

 
 
 

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