Melissa McCarthy Wanted as Ursula in Disney’s Little Mermaid Remake

The casting is underway for Disney The Little Mermaid and Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula at sea. moment, the actress has not yet officially signed, because they are still in the early discussions about the process. Ursula is of course the villain of the story, who follows a mermaid princess called Ariel who meets a human prince on earth. The remake will incorporate some of the original movie's songs with new music from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rob Marshall ( Mary Poppins Returns ) directed the film in a screenplay written by David Magee. Miranda and Marshall also produce with Marc Platt and John DeLuca.

The live action remakes were successful for Disney, so he was not surprised at the announcement of the new Little Mermaid . the film was under construction. The live-action film Aladdin was released last month, raising $ 819.5 million (and more) to a $ 183 million budget. Next month, another major release of Disney will be a photorealistic remake of The King Lion to be released on July 19 th. Nostradamus does not need to predict that this movie will also have a huge success. , probably even more than Aladdin . All other animated Disney classics could be the next movie to be updated, and there had been much anticipation about the possibility of The Little Disney Mermaid.

No other actor has yet been officially chosen for the film, but many names have circulated in the rumor factory. The musician Harry Styles and Noah Centineo ( Charlie & Angels ) would have been invited to play the role of Prince Eric, while Jane Levy ( Don & Breathe ) and Zendaya Coleman ( Spider-Man: Far From Home ) would have pioneered the role of Ariel. Lindsay Lohan has also campaigned publicly for this role on social media, although this seems much less likely. Last March, director Rob Marshall responded to Lohan 's requests to be in the film stating that the casting process would not begin until the summer.

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Melissa McCarthy first made a name by sharing the star with Billy Gardell in the humorous series Mike & Molly . She then went to the movies playing in many adult comedies, such as Bridesmaids Spy and The Heat . McCarthy notably played in the remake of Ghostbusters of 2016 and made several memorable appearances in Saturday Night Live as various characters. More recently, she appeared in Can You Ever Over Me Over? which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actress. Given his experience in the field of comedy and his versatile abilities, McCarthy should have no problem adjusting to a live-action Disney remake. ] but the film should begin producing in April 2020. However, the actors are convinced that it will be a big hit for Disney as for the other real action remakes that precede it. This information comes from Variety.


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