Harry Styles passes on Prince Eric role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Previously said to be in talks for the role, Harry Styles h

Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney’s The Little Mermaid
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Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Disney's The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles passes on Prince Eric role in Disney s The Little Mermaid

Previously said to be in talks for the role, Harry Styles has reportedly passed on the part of Prince Eric in Disney s live-action  The Little Mermaid, Variety has confirmed.

The outlet notes that the decision made by the actor/musician was amicable and the studio is already on the lookout for others to potentially fill the role.

Halle Bailey will portray Ariel in the movie. Javier Bardem recently joined the cast that also includes Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Ariel s best friend who is a fish; Awkwafina as Scuttle, the seagull friend of the princess; and Melissa McCarthy, who will play the role of the vile Ursula.

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Mary Poppins Returns  director Rob Marshall will helm the film which features a script by David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns).  No stranger to musicals, or working for Disney, Marshall was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for his feature film debut,  Chicago. Since then, he s helmed the likes of  Memoirs of a Geisha  and  Nine. Marshall has also made his last three films at Disney, including  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,  Into the Woods, and the  Poppins  sequel.

For their new version of  The Little Mermaid, Disney  is pairing  Lin-Manuel Miranda  and  Alan Menken  to create a blend of old and new songs that will be featured in the upcoming big screen version. Miranda and Marshall also worked together on  Mary Poppins Returns.

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Disney s animated  The Little Mermaid  made over $211 million at the box office and became a bestseller on home video, popularizing songs like Under The Sea  and Part of Your World.  Based on  Hans Christian Andersen s Danish fairy tale, it tells the story of  a  16-year-old mermaid princess named Ariel who longs to be human.

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