Harry Styles Has in Fact Declined the Role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

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Sorry, Harry stans. Reports of the former One Direction member and current object of desire for millions, Harry Styles, joining the cast of The Little Mermaid as Prince Eric were erroneous. Styles had definitely been fan cast a lot on social media, but Variety reports that he declined the role. You may still, however, rejoice in Halle Bailey playing the titular role, and Melissa McCarthy filling the tentacles of Ursula. Rob Marshall is directing, and original composer Alan Menken is creating some new songs for the soundtrack, which will have lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Other actors who have been listed as in talks for key roles include Javier Bardem as a potential King Triton, while Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay have reportedly been sought for Scuttle and Flounder.

Harry Styles Turned Down Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid