Melissa McCarthy Could Potentially be the Live-Action Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Recent reports indicate that Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the sea witch Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

If confirmed, this would be a huge development, since Ursula is one of the biggest villains in the Disney canon. The role was originated by Pat Carroll in the 1989 animated film.

The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid is directed by Rob Marshall, and while a release date has not been confirmed it is believed to be coming sooner rather than later.