Harry Styles TURNS DOWN the Prince Eric role in Disney's The Little Mermaid ...

Harry Styles TURNED DOWN the role of Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:49 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 00:51 BST, 14 August 2019

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Just a month after reports surfaced that One Direction singer Harry Styles was in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, the singer has turned down the role.

The Wrap is reporting that the 25 year old singer is 'a fan of the project,' but he 'respectfully declined' the role.

Two major movie chains, Regal Cinemas and AMC Cinemas, both incorrectly tweeted on Tuesday that Styles had been cast as Prince Eric, but both tweets were deleted shortly thereafter. 

No Prince: Just a month after reports surfaced that One Direction singer Harry Styles was in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, the singer has turned down the role

No Prince: Just a month after reports surfaced that One Direction singer Harry Styles was in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, the singer has turned down the role

Declined: The Wrap is reporting that the 25 year old singer is 'a fan of the project,' but he 'respectfully declined' the role

Declined: The Wrap is reporting that the 25 year old singer is 'a fan of the project,' but he 'respectfully declined' the role

The Reporter revealed in mid-July that Styles was in 'early talks' with Disney for the Prince Eric role, alongside Halle Bailey, 19, as Ariel.

The cast also includes Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Javier Bardem as King Triton and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

Variety has also confirmed that Styles has passed on the role, adding that their sources say Disney is already looking at other actors for the Prince Eric role and a decision on who is playing Prince Eric should come shortly.

Early talks: The Hollywood Reporter revealed in mid-July that Styles was in 'early talks' with Disney for the Prince Eric role, alongside Halle Bailey, 19, as Ariel

Early talks: The Reporter revealed in mid-July that Styles was in 'early

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