Report: Harry Styles Will Play The Little Mermaid’s Prince Eric – Gizmodo
16 July 2019 NEWS
The one direction Mr. Styles is headed in? Under the sea, apparently.
The Hollywood Reporterhas word that pop-star-turned-actor Harry Styles—best known among legions of teenage fans as one of the former members of One Direction—has entered talks to join Disney and Rob Marshall’s remake of the beloved 1989 animated movie.
Styles would be playing Prince Eric, the charming surface dweller that our heroic mermaid Ariel (who will beplayed by Halle Bailey) falls for when she saves him from drowning and gets a glimpse of the world beyond her father’s oceanic kingdom in the process.
Given Styles’ former life as a pop star, at least, like Bailey herself, his singing chops can’t be put into doubt which is great for a role in one of the litany of live-action remakes of its animated musicals Disney has in the works—and his role in Christopher Nolan’sDunkirk offers at least some evidence he’s got acting experience. No further details are known about Styles’ involvement inThe Little Mermaidyet, which is set to purportedly enter production next year ahead of a speculated 2022 release.
We’ll bring you more on Disney’s plans for Atlantica—which so far include theever-busy Lin-Manuel Mirandaproviding new music,Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina as Flounder and Scuttle, respectively—as and when we learn them.
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