Melissa McCarthy will play Úrsula in the live-action of “The Little Mermaid”

Cristian García
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According to newspaper statements Variety, the actress Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaid”, “Spy”) is already negotiating with Disney to play the role of the villain Ursula in the new adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”.

Melissa McCarthy will play Úrsula in the live-action of “The Little Mermaid”

At the moment, the new tape of “The Little Mermaid” he has not started his recording yet. Even so, everything seems to point to is beginning to choose the casting or cast to start the production of the new version of this long-awaited animated film.

In addition, according to the same Variety statements, Disney plans to have a modern cast that adapts to current times, although it does not think about leaving aside all that classic aspect that characterizes the animated film.

The other cast members of "The Little Mermaid "They are still an unknown. Many people suggest that the actress Zendaya could interpret "Ariel ", the protagonist of this great movie, although it is still to be confirmed.

Disney has confirmed that director of the live-action of "The Little Mermaid "will be Rob Marshall ("Mary Poppins Return", "Into The Woods "). In addition, it will have all the original songs of the animated version of 1989, and will include other new songs produced by Alan Menken y Lin-Manuel Miranda.

"The Little Mermaid" is part of the 12 live-action films that Disney promised in 2015

The live-action version of "The Little Mermaid " will correspond to one of the 12 live-action that are part of the new Disney project to adapt, at the time, those beloved animated films of the twentieth century.

From this list of films, we have already seen the release of "Dumbo", "Beauty & the Beast", "Aladdin "and "The Jungle Book "

Even so, this famous company has not been left alone with these 12 films that they promised, but they included others, such as "The Lion King "and "Cinderella" ".

"The Lion King", the most recent Disney live-action that is about to premiere.

Everything seems to point to Disney wants all those people who could not enjoy these famous animated films of the last century, can do with these new versions that has been releasing this company.