Keith David (THE THING, PLATOON) will bring villainy to Walt Disney's THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG in the form of bad guy Dr. Facilier, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Set in New Orleans, the jazz-filled animated feature follows a young girl living in the French quarter. Originally, the first African-American princess was named Maddy, but it has since been changed to Tiana.
LITTLE MERMAID directing duo John Musker and Ron Clements are writing the script. Clements will direct the film, which is set to hit theaters for the 2009 holidays.