‘Hamilton’ Creator Will Write New Songs for Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

Lin-Manuel Miranda will score the live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic.

July 18, 2017 2:07 pm

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will collaborate with veteran Disney composer Alan Menken, who scored the original film, to write new music for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“For the live-action Little Mermaid, I’m writing additional songs with lyrics by Hamilton and Moana songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda,” Menken announced at the D23 Expo over the weekend.

EW notes that the Broadway sensation is quickly becoming a fixture at Disney. In addition to signing on for The Little Mermaid and co-writing the score for Moana, he recently announced he’d be making an on-screen appearance alongside Emily Blunt as a co-lead in the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

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