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A few weeks ago, reports surfaced that Harry Styles was playing in talks with Hall Bailey in the live action remake The Little Mermaid as Prince Eric. The DisInsider has recently been informed that Styles has officially signed the project.
Harry Styles is known for his time in the popular Boyband One Direction and also played a subordinate role in Christopher Nolan's War Drama Dunkirk as Alex . He was also recently in talks to play Elvis for the Elvis biopic of Baz Luhrmann, but was beaten for the role of Austin Butler writing a song with Moana c composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. While Prince Eric does not have any songs in the original The Little Mermaid the singer who joins Bailey is a strong sign that this will change in the remake. Styles and Bailey are incredible singers who will be taking over Alan Menken's revised Little Mermaid songs and new ones as well.
Also involved in Disney's upcoming remake is Star of Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ariel's father, King Triton Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, the Ursula , Ariel's best friend flounder, and Scuttle orbiting. The little mermaid is headed by Rob Marshall and production is expected to begin in January in the Caribbean. It is expected that next week we will hear more news about the project with the biennial D23 exhibition!