‘The Little Mermaid’: Harry Styles In Talks To Play Prince Eric In The Disney Remake

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Harry Styles is in talks to portray Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

With Disney currently rounding the cast of The Little Mermaid remake, the latest live-action retelling of an animated classic, One Direction member and actor Harry Styles is in early negotiations to play Prince Eric. In the original version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Prince Eric is the human Ariel rescues and falls in loves with. Though Prince Eric did not sing in the animated film, the character performed multiple songs on the Broadway version of The Little Mermaid.

Best known as a member of the band One Direction, Harry Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed war film Dunkirk. Harry Styles had been vying for the lead role in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic but lost the part to Austin Butler.

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Disney’s original The Little Mermaid centered on princess Ariel, who longed to explore the world beyond the sea. After saving Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel turns to the sea witch Ursula and trades in her voice in order to become a human for the chance to meet the man she rescued.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake will be directed by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the villainous sea witch Ursula while Jacob Tremblay & Awkwafina are being eyed for the roles of Flounder and Scuttle, respectively.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will write new songs for the remake to be included alongside the classic tunes the latter penned for the animated version of The Little Mermaid. In addition to his duties as a songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as an executive producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.

Disney is expecting to begin production on The Little Mermaid remake in early 2020.

Source: Collider

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