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EntertainmentHarry Styles Turns Down Role of Prince Eric in 'Little Mermaid' (Exclusive)

02:25  14 august  2019
02:25  14 august  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Harry Styles Turns Down Role of Prince Eric in ‘ Little Mermaid ’ ( Exclusive ). AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas wrongly tweeted that Styles would play Ariel’s Actor-singer Harry Styles has turned down an offer to play the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid

Despite being in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid for over a month, Styles has officially turned down the offer, PEOPLE confirms. “I’m so blessed to be a part of such a beautiful project.” The role of Prince Eric would have been Styles ’ second major acting gig.

Actor-singer Harry Styles has turned down an offer to play the role of Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap.

Harry Styles Turns Down Role of Prince Eric in 'Little Mermaid' (Exclusive)© TheWrap Harry Styles RRHOF Little Mermaid Prince Eric

One of the individuals said that Styles is a fan of the project, but respectfully declined.

On Tuesday, both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas inaccurately tweeted that Styles had been cast in the role. Both theater chains later deleted the tweets.

Styles would have starred opposite actress and singer Halle Bailey, who is playing Ariel. Best known as a member of the British boy band One Direction, Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" and recently screen-tested for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming untitled biopic about the late singer. The part went to Austin Butler.

Rob Marshall is directing "The Little Mermaid," and the film is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. David Magee ("Mary Poppins Returns") wrote the script.

"The Little Mermaid" live-action remake will feature the 1989 animated classic's original songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs with music by Menken and lyrics by Miranda.

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Who turns down a Disney movie these days? Will Aladdin and Lion King and Toy Story all being billion dollar films! Asher Angel Says It'd Be a DREAM Come True to Play Prince Eric in Little Mermaid ( Exclusive ) Harry Styles DECLINES Role Of Prince Eric In 'The Little Mermaid ' Remake!

Harry Styles TURNED DOWN the role of Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid . By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com. Just a month after reports surfaced that One Direction singer Harry Styles was in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of

Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020. Additional announcements regarding "The Little Mermaid" are expected in the coming weeks.

The original "The Little Mermaid" follows Ariel, a teenaged mermaid who dreams of living on the surface world and marrying Prince Eric. Her fortunes change when a sea witch named Ursula offers to send Ariel to the human world in exchange for her beautiful voice. It won two Oscars for Disney for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "Under the Sea."

Representatives for both AMC and Regal did not respond to a request for comment.

Lizzo and Melissa McCarthy: Who should play Ursala? (via E! Online)

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Harry Styles: Why I Turned Down ‘The Little Mermaid’ Role.
A tough decision. Harry Styles disclosed the real reason he chose not to go through with playing Prince Eric in Disney’s upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. Best and Worst Movie Remakes “It was dis­cussed,” Styles, 24, told The Face in his cover story published on Thursday, September 5. “I want to put music out and focus on that for a while. But every­one involved in it was amaz­ing, so I think it’s going to be great. I’ll enjoy watch­ing it, I’m sure.” On August 13, a source close to the movie told Us Weekly that the “Sign of The Times” crooner would not be joining the remake.

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