Harry Styles Has “Respectfully Declined” Role of Prince Eric in Live-Action "Little Mermaid"

August 14, 2019
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Harry Styles has turned down the role of Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. "While [Harry] is a fan of the project, he has respectfully declined the offer,” an insider tells E! News. The confirmation came shortly after TheDisInsider.com reported that the former One Direction member has officially signed on to the film. The only confirmed role so far is that of actress and R&B singer Halle Bailey, who will portray Ariel. Javier Bardem is also in talks to play Ariel’s father King Triton, while Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina are circling Ursula, Ariel’s best friend Flounder and Scuttle.