Harry Styles May Be Joining Disney's Little Mermaid Reboot
According to a new Variety report, former One Direction front man Harry Styles is in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Styles made his film debut in 2017 in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk.
As previously announced, R&B singer Halle Bailey will lead the cast as Ariel, with Jacob Tremblay as Flounder and Awkwafina as Scuttle. Melissa McCarthy's casting as Ursula remains rumored.
Directed by Rob Marshall, the film will feature songs from the 1989 animated classic written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new material by Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is producing alongside Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca. The screenplay is by David Magee.
No timeline has been announced. The Little Mermaid follows Disney's reboots of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, which is set for a July 18 release.