Harry Styles Has Passed on Playing Prince Eric in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action THE LITTLE MERMAID
Actor and musician Harry Styles (Dunkirk) has officially turned down the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. It turns out that the initial reports of his being in talks for the part were premature, and he removed himself from the running amicably.
This is a huge bummer because Styles is dreamy, with fantastic hair and a great set of pipes. I think he would have been perfect. So we will just have to see who they scrounge up in his place. The studio has moved on to other prospects and is expected to announce a decision soon.
In the meantime, Halle Bailey (Grow-ish) is set to play our mermaid princess, Ariel; Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, The Kitchen) will become Ursula the sea witch; Jacob Tremblay (Room) will voice Ariel’s fish friend, Flounder; and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell) will voice the goofy seagull, Scuttle. Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, Skyfall) is still in talks for the role of King Triton.
I really hope that falls through though, because the dude is creepy. I don’t like him, and I don’t think he belongs in a Disney movie. His persona doesn’t scream dear old dad. It just screams.
So who would you like to see fill out the cast?