Live Action Version Of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Being Worked On By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken

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Menken and Miranda are working on the live action version of The Little Mermaid for Disney
Menken and Miranda are working on the live action version of The Little Mermaid for Disney

“Hamilton’s” Lin-Manual Miranda is joining forces with legendary Disney composer Alan Menken to compose additional songs for an upcoming live action version of the Disney animated classic, “The Little Mermaid”.

From Deadline:

Disney is pairing Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda with iconic songwriter Alan Menken for a live action feature adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. Miranda and Menken will write the music together. Marc Platt will produce the film along with Miranda, in a configuration just set by Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. Deadline revealed in May that Disney was figuring out a way to add the classic title to a slate of films based on the studio’s animated films. This one is being orchestrated as a mix of pre-existing songs from the 1989 Disney animated classic movie, for which Menken won two Oscars, sharing Best Song with Howard Ashman, and winning Best Score on his own. Menken has eight Oscars in his storied career.

Source: Deadline

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Little Merman played by Hugh Jackman. Princess played by Anne Hathaway. (Sarcasm). At least it isn’t Magic Mike.