Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has already made huge waves by casting Halle Bailey as the first black Princess Ariel. Among the rest of the cast is Jacob Tremblay as Flounder and Awkwafina as Skuttle; plus, Ursula is rumored to be played by Melissa McCarthy. Now the film is drawing another massive response after rumors stirred around who would play Prince Eric, and apparently former One Direction star Harry Styles is a front-runner.
Styles proved he had acting chops in the 2017 Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, so there's no question that he has what it takes to play the iconic prince. With Lin-Manuel Miranda producing the soundtrack, there's sure to be some new songs added to the mix to which Styles' dreamy voice would make a stellar addition.