Rob Marshall is Disney’s top pick to direct the live-action version of The Little Mermaid that is currently in early development. The project is essentially a live-action reimagining of the Mouse House’s 1989 animated film of the same name, itself adapted from Han Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a young mermaid who wants to become a human and falls in love with a human prince. Alan Menken, who cowrote the animated Little Mermaid‘s Oscar-winning songs and score, is working on the music for the live-action version with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and former star of the Broadway smash hit stage musical Hamilton.

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