Harry Styles Reportedly In Talks To Play Prince Eric

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Former One Directioner Harry Styles is reportedly in talks to play Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. 

If selected, Harry would play opposite Halle Bailey as Ariel. 

It has previously been reported that Melissa McCarthy was up for the role of Ursula, Jacob Tremblay for Flounder, and Awkwafina for Scuttle (the last, we stan). 

E! News report Alan Menken as working with Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) to develop new songs to accompany Menken and Howard Ashman’s original score.

If cast, the role would likely shake-up the character as Eric does not have any musical numbers - just pretty boy vibes - in the original release.

Image: Disney / The Little Mermaid

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Written By Ally Parker