Harry Styles is early front-runner to play Prince Eric in 'Little Mermaid'

Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'

July 17, 2019
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Harry Styles is in early negotiations to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of 'The Little Mermaid'. The former One Direction star is not a stranger to the silver screen, having made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'.

Halle Bailey recently signed on to play Ariel, while Melissa McCarthy is slated to bring Ariel's evil aunt Ursula to life. Rumors of Jacob Tremblay voicing Flounder and Awkwafina voicing Scuttle are also circulating.

The live-action Disney tale will be directed by Rob Marshall, with original composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda providing the soundtrack. Production is expected to begin in April 2020.

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