Harry Styles has passed on the role of Prince Eric in the live-action “The Little Mermaid” remake at Disney Pictures.
Initial reports about his casting were said to be premature and Styles made the decision to move on amicably. Disney is already looking around for others for the part with a decision to be announced shortly.
Halle Bailey will portray Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human while Melissa McCarthy is playing her evil aunt Ursula.
Rob Marshall helms the film from a script by David Magee, and will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated classic as well as new tunes from composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Source: The Wrap