Jonah Hauer-King will soon be part of the world of the Little Mermaid.
The newcomer was recruited for Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of the animated classic.
At one point, Harry Styles was in early conversation for the role, but ended passé. Hauer-King had two screen tests, most recently on November 9 in London with director Rob Marshall.
Hall Bailey will portray Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human, while Melissa McCarthy will play her angry Aunt Ursula. Javier Bardem is King Triton and Daveed Diggs has been selected for the performance of Sebastian.
"The Little Mermaid" is staged by Marshall and written by David Magee. The upcoming film will include original songs from the 1
Hauer-King is a relative newcomer with previous credits, including the television mini-series "Little Women" and "Howard's End" as well as Sony's "A Dog's Way Home". He also has the Blumhouse coming-of-age picture "Once upon a time in Staten Island".
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