Harry Styles Opts to Decline Prince Eric Role in 'The Little Mermaid'
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It is reported that the One Direction member has been formally offered the part opposite Halle Bailey in the live-action remake, but chose not to get on with it.

AceShowbiz - Harry Styles has reportedly turned down the role of Prince Eric in "The Little Mermaid (2020)" live-action remake.

Multiple reports suggest the One Direction star was formally offered the part, but chose not to take it.

Had he signed on, Harry would have joined Halle Bailey, who is already attached as Ariel.

Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay and Melissa McCarthy have also been linked to supporting roles.

The full cast is expected to be announced by director Rob Marshall at Disney's D23 Expo in California later this month (August 23-25).

Christopher Daniel Barnes, who voiced Prince Eric in the 1989 animated classic, was a big fan of the Styles casting, telling TMZ, "The guy's a rock star, actor, philanthropist... It's a pretty good start for a prince, right? I think he'll do a great job."

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