‘Hamilton’’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken join Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’ remake

The two songwriters are teaming-up for the live action version of the Disney classic

Disney has enlisted Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and veteran songwriter Alan Menken for its forthcoming remake of The Little Mermaid.

The film studio is working on a new live action adaption of the Hans Christian Anderson tale.

Menken, who scored the original 1989 animated movie and classics like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, will write new songs for the project together with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of hit Broadway musical Hamilton.

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Miranda will also produce the film along with Marc Platt, Deadline reports.

Disney is also planning a sequel to Mary Poppins starring Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw and Miranda.

Meanwhile, Channing Tatum play a mermaid in the film studio’s forthcoming remake of 80s movie Splash.

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