In a surprising turn of events, Lin-Manuel Miranda just signed on to re-imagine The Little Mermaid for Disney. He’ll write new songs with original composer Alan Menken, oversee the script, and produce the live-action fairy tale. Expect him to probably get the role of Sebastian as well. Miranda’s been given major contracts for Disney- he’s written songs for their upcoming animated movie Moana and is practically playing Bert for the Mary Poppins re-make. We’re ecstatic that the musical genius is working on the big screen for the next few years. The Little Mermaid might be the most exciting Disney re-make of the group.