After reports of singer Harry Styles (Dunkirk) being in the mix to play Prince Eric in Disney’s Little Mermaid movie, there is a sign he may have closed his deal.
TheDisInsider seemingly has word that Style has landed the part and closed the deal.
A few weeks back reports surfaced that Harry Styles was in talks to play opposite of Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid live-action remake as Prince Eric. The DisInsider has been recently informed that Styles has officially signed on to the project.
UPDATE: TheWrap disputes the reporting and suggests Styles has passed on the role.
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Other cast members include Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as Ursula, Javier Bardem (Skyfall, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as King Triton, Awkwafina (Shang-Chi, Crazy Rich Asians) as Scuttle, and Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Predator, Good Boys) as Flounder.
Rob Marshall who previously made Mary Poppins Returns, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tide, and Into The Woods for Disney will be directing the film.
With The Lion King and Aladdin making over a billion dollars each, Disney likely has the financial incentive to keep releasing their remakes.
A release date has yet to be announced for The Little Mermaid.
In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.
SOURCE: THE DISINSIDER