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‘Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Movie Finds Its Prince Eric

Could this finally be our Prince Eric?!

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Jonah Hauer-King will soon be a part of the “Little Mermaid” world.

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The newcomer has been tapped to play Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic.

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At one point, Harry Styles was is in early talks for the role, but ended up passing, as well as singer Shawn Mendes was in the pool of talents considered. Hauer-King has had two screen tests, with the most recent occurring on Nov. 9 in London with director Rob Marshall.

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Halle Bailey will portray Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human, while Melissa McCarthy will play her evil aunt Ursula. Javier Bardem is King Triton and Daveed Diggs has been tapped to portray Sebastian.

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Hauer-King is a relative newcomer with past credits including the TV miniseries “Little Women” and “Howard’s End” as well as Sony’s “A Dog’s Way Home.” He also has the Blumhouse coming-of-age pic “Once Upon a Time in Staten Island.”

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