It looks like The Lion King and Aladdin aren’t the only Disney faves getting a live-action reboot. Recent reports set The Little Mermaid at the center of Disney’s soon-to-be filmed remakes, and rumors are swirling that one role in the under-the-sea adaptation is already filled!

According to Vanity Fair, Melissa McCarthy may nab the role of Ursula. The actress isn’t the first celeb rumored to have a shot at the Disney villain role.

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Superstars such as Lizzo, Lady Gaga and Bette Midler surfaced as early front-runners for the part. But now, if the McCarthy rumors are true, these would-be vocalist villains won’t get a shot at remaking the Disney classic.

While there are no other cast member announcements as of yet, Rob Marshall is set to direct the film. Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda will reportedly work with original score composer Alan Menken on a new slate of songs for the rebooted flick.

As of now, there’s no information from Disney on a production schedule or release date.

—Erica Loop

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