‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Remake Wants Harry Styles as Prince Eric

/Film | 7/16/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid remake may have just found its Prince Eric. Harry Styles, the One Direction artist who made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, is in talks to join Halle Bailey in the Rob Marshall-directed update. Melissa McCarthy is also in talks to play the evil Ursula, and Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are likely to lend their voices to some supporting animals.

Collider is reporting that Harry Styles is in talks to join The Little Mermaid cast. Styles would play Prince Eric, the human with whom mermaid Ariel (Halle Bailey) falls in love. Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is helming this new Mermaid, and producing with John DeLuca, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This remake is set to feature songs from the animated original by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).

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Styles was among the list of names auditioning to play Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, but lost the part to Austin Butler. Styles will just have to make due with appearing in a huge Disney movie instead. My guess is he’s fine with that. If Styles signs on, almost all the major characters will be cast. Bailey is Ariel, Melissa McCarthy is likely to be...
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