When one gyrating biopic closes, another live-action remake opens. Harry Styles is reportedly in talks to portray the dashing Prince Eric in Disney’s upcoming The Little Mermaid. Per THR, the former One Direction cutie has reached the negotiation stage of starring in the film. Should he take the role, Styles would be joining Halle Bailey as the titular red-maned mermaid on the hunt for a human connection, as well as Melissa McCarthy as noted gay icon Ursula. (And possibly Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s cute animal pals too.) The film, directed by Rob Marshall, will be the latest addition to Disney’s thriving live-action canon — and unlike the live-action Mulan, it will indeed have songs.
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