Marshall The Fave To Helm “Little Mermaid”

Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) has emerged as the top choice to direct the live action adaptation of the 1989 animated classic musical “The Little Mermaid” at Disney Pictures.

Marshall, who is in post production on Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” has reportedly been offered the movie and will decide after the holidays.

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will work on new songs for the film which Miranda and Marc Platt are producing.

Source: Deadline