Melissa McCarthy Scouted To Play Ursula in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid'

Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play everyone's favorite sea witch, Ursula, in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid!

According to Variety, the deal is not yet completed, however McCarthy is in early talks to save some "Poor Unfortunate Souls." There is a ton of buzz around the cast as Disney prepares to make some contemporary changes to the beloved classic while still paying homage to the original film.

The film will incorporate the original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new songs from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is producing the film along with director Rob Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca. David Magee wrote the script.

With the announcement of McCarthy's prospective casting from Variety, another star seemed to be upset by not being cast in the part herself. Singer Lizzo expressed her feelings about the news on Twitter. She retweeted the news of McCarthy's casting, with a sad face emoji and then retweeted a video of herself as Ursula, singing Poor Unfortunate Souls, which she posted last year, with another sad face emoji.

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