In the aftermath of all the controversy surrounding Disney’s casting of a black Ariel for The Little Mermaid, Disney has also announced that former One Direction singer Harry Styles will be playing her love interest Prince Eric.
Styles broke into acting back in 2017 when he was cast in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Styles gave a solid performance solidifying his future as an actor, but also brings his vocal prowess to the table for Disney new live-action musical based on the animated movie. The movie now has two leading stars that are actually singers with a musical background to guide their reboot of the legendary soundtrack.
The Little Mermaid is still in its early stages and has no release date set. We can expect more during D23 this August.