Melissa McCarthy could be moving from Hollywood A-lister to undersea villain.
Variety is reporting the star is in talks to play Ursula in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is leading the way on the project. The film will incorporate the original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Miranda is also producing the film along with Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca. David Magee wrote the script.
There’s no release date for The Little Mermaid yet.