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Little Mermaid live-action movie casts Prince Eric: Jonah Hauer-King nabs coveted role - Entertainment Weekly News

Little Mermaid live-action movie casts Prince Eric: Jonah Hauer-King nabs coveted role - Entertainment Weekly News
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After months of speculation and searching, Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has found its Prince Eric. EW has confirmed that British actor Jonah Hauer-King has been tapped to play the coveted role, which Harry Styles was previously in talks for .

Hauer-King will appear opposite  Halle Bailey as Ariel, with  Mary Poppins Returns helmer Rob Marshall  directing. Also reportedly on board are  Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Hauer-King was in the running alongside Krypton star Cameron Cuffe before the ultimate decision was made.

Hauer-King, 24, previously appeared in 2017’s Little Women miniseries and this year’s A Dog’s Way Home, and he most recently he starred in the BBC miniseries World on Fire. He’s set to appear in Once Upon a Time in Staten Island, a drama film also starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale.

For The Little Mermaid, composer Alan Menken is collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda to . It seems certain that Bailey, one half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle, will be singing in the film, but no word yet on if Hauer-King will show off his pipes as well.
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