Harry Styles in negotiations to play Prince Eric in Disney’s Little Mermaid live action film
After singer Halle Bailey was signed up to play the role of Ariel in remake of Little Mermaid live action film, singer Harry Styles is in negotiations to play the role of Prince Eric.Updated: Jul 17, 2019 11:12 IST
Singer-actor Harry Styles is in early talks to essay the iconic role of Prince Eric in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if the deal goes through, the former One Director member will star opposite R&B singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle fame who is on board to play the title role of mermaid Ariel.
In the story, Ariel falls for human prince Eric. She saves him from drowning and then makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to exchange her voice for legs in order for a chance to make him fall for her. Eric plays an important role in the final battle against Ursula.
Styles made his acting debut with Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama Dunkirk in 2017. He was also in the running to play Elvis Presley in the music legend’s biopic; the role eventually went to Austin Butler earlier this week.
For The Little Mermaid, Melissa McCarthy is already in talks to play Ursula. Also in negotiations to feature in the film are Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay, who will lend their voices to Scuttle and Flounder, respectively.
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First Published: Jul 17, 2019 11:12 IST