‘The Little Mermaid’ Casts Its Prince Eric For Live-Action Remake

And our Prince Eric is… Jonah Hauer-King!

The newcomer has been cast to play Prince Eric is Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid“, according to multiple reports. ET has reached out to Walt Disney Studios for comment.

News of Hauer-King’s casting comes three months after Harry Styles passed on the role. In a September interview with The Face, Styles opened up about passing on the project, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel. 

“It was discussed,” Styles said. “I want to put music out and focus on that for awhile. But everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it’s going to be great. I’ll enjoy watching it, I’m sure.”

Hauer-King, 24, reportedly had two screen tests, with the most recent occurring on Nov. 9 in London with director Rob Marshall.

ET Canada caught up with Hauer-King at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where he and Luke Doyle talked all about what it was like working on set of Francois Girard’s Holocaust film, “The Song Of Names”.

 

Meanwhile, rounding out the cast of “The Little Mermaid” is Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian.

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See what Bailey told ET about starring in the film in the video below.

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