Harry Styles in talks to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

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Styles was famously a member of boy band One Direction who then struck out on a successful solo career.

This week, news broke that Harry had just lost out on the role of Elvis Presley, with Deadline confirming that Austin Butler landed the part.

In an exclusive story, Variety reported that actress Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula in the upcoming film. Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and gave a decent performance, holding his own amidst a star-studded cast, while Bailey is now on TV show Grown-ish.

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While fans are begging for Harry to land the role of Eric, he unfortunately missed out on a few other recent film roles he was rumoured to be in the running for.

Harry Styles is reportedly in talks to star as Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The film, the latest attempt by Disney to update a much-loved animated property, will be directed by Rob Marshall, who recently took on Mary Poppins Returns for the studio. The screenplay is by David Magee. Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on the lyrics for the new songs, and he serves as a producer with Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.

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The Little Mermaid is one of the best animated movies produced by Disney and there's no doubt about that.

"Dream come true." Halle tweeted after the announcement, which received tons of praise on from celebrities and even the original voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson.

"The Little Mermaid" remake is set to begin shooting in 2020.

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In the original film, Prince Eric didn't perform any songs, however, with Styles' singing background that may change for the film.

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