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Melissa McCarthy Playing Ursula In Live Action “The Little Mermaid”?

Life is full of tough choices, but Disney might be close to making one when it comes to who will play the role of Ursula in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

ET has learned Melissa McCarthy is in very early talks to take on the role of the scheming sea witch in the upcoming film. Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is set to helm the upcoming film, with Lin-Manuel Miranda producing and serving as co-composer alongside Alan Menken, who composed songs for the 1989 animated film.

This is sad news for at least one poor unfortunate soul. Singer Lizzo had been campaigning for the role on Twitter — even dressing up in full Ursula garb to sing the character’s epic anthem. She tweeted a simple sad face emoji on Friday in response to the news of McCarthy’s early involvement.

There have been rumors too about Ariel…


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