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Melissa McCarthy The Little Mermaid

Melissa McCarthy Might Be Playing A Familiar Face "Under The Sea"

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Ever since Disney announced that it was working on a live action remake of The Little Mermaid, we've been dying to know who will be a part of our (Disney) world, see what we did there? Although there have been many rumors and speculation as to who will play our beloved Ariel, Ursula, and Eric - nothing has been said, until now.

Variety has confirmed that the front runner for the role of Ursula is none other than Melissa McCarthy. The exclusive noted that The Heat actress has been in close talks with Disney to close in on the role, although no official commitment has been made.

Other rumored cast members include 22-year-old singing and acting sensation Zendaya and former One Directioner Harry Styles. We would be beyond excited to see them bring all of our favorite characters to live. Like, who wouldn't want to see McCarthy belt out "Poor Unfortunate Souls"?!

Until more details drop, we'll be clinging on to our seats in the hopes of seeing our fav funny girl take on the iconic role. We'll also be rewatching the classic animation and singing along to all of the songs such as:

Under The Sea:

Part of Your World

Kiss the Girl

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Image Sources: Getty and Walt Disney Studios
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