Queen Latifah has landed the role of the sea witch Ursula, the main antagonist in the 1989 ABC’s upcoming live adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The rapper-turned-actress commented on her new gig via Instagram.
“Fortunately I know a little magic,’” she wrote. “Excited to be a part of The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! #Ursula #TheLittleMermaid #TeamSeaWitch.
Shaggy is set to play the crab Sebastian, who sings The Little Mermaid’s most famous song “Under the Sea,’’
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! is scheduled to premiere November 5 in celebration of the original animated film’s 30th anniversary. The special will reportedly feature a mix of animation, live-action and puppetry.