Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's “Little Mermaid”

July 18, 2019
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Harry Styles is reportedly in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, the Rob Marshall-helmed film is in the throes of casting and recently found its Ariel in R&B singer Halle Bailey. While the character of Eric performed no songs in the Oscar-winning 1989 animated film, the prince performs several songs in the Broadway musical--including two solos. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are also in talks to be part of Disney’s undersea world. An early 2020 production start is being planned.