Queen Latifah To Star As Ursula In ABC's 'The Little Mermaid' Live Musical

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The television version is not to be confused with the forthcoming live-action movie.

(AllHipHop News) News broke last month that Grown-ish actress Halle Bailey will play the lead character of Ariel in the Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Yet another new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale is in the works.

The ABC network, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, announced plans to broadcast a live musical version of The Little Mermaid on November 5. Hip Hop icon Queen Latifah is set to star as the villainous Ursula.

"Excited to be part of The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!" tweeted Latifah. The cast will also include Auli'l Cravalho (Moana) as Ariel and Shaggy (Blast) as Sebastian.

Previously, Queen Latifah appeared in films such as Set It Off, Bringing Down the House, Beauty Shop, and Girls Trip. The Grammy winner also earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in the critically-acclaimed musical Chicago.