Live-action Disney remakes have dominated box offices all over the world and the media juggernaut is not slowing down. As first reported by THR, singer Harry Styles is in early negotiations to join The Little Mermaid as Price Eric.
When Halle Bailey signed on as Ariel, fans immediately wondered who would play the object of her affection. Social media posts threw names like Sebastian Stan and Noah Centineo in the ring. However, it seems the priority is to cast performers with angelic voices and a background in music. Harry Styles fills both of those requirements.
The multi-platinum former member of One Direction is joining an already stacked ensemble cast. Melissa McCarthy, Akwafina and Jacob Tremblay have all been circling roles in the Rob Marshal directed film.
With new original music by Alan Menken and Lin Manuel Miranda, music seems to be the main focus of the upcoming film. In the past, musical elements of the live-action remakes have always been a highlight and The Little Mermaid is looking to top what has already been done.
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