British actor Jonah Hauer-King will play Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Variety is reporting.
The relative newcomer has apparently had two screen tests already, and will join Halle Bailey, playing Ariel, and Melissa McCarthy, playing the evil Aunt Ursula, in re-making the animated classic. Harry Styles had been in talks to play the role, but ended up passing to focus on his music career.
Javier Bardem is also attached to play King Triton, and Daveed Diggs is set to play Sebastian.
The movie will include tunes from the 1989 animated film, as well as originals to be written by composer Alan Menken with lyrics from Lin Manuel Miranda.
The film still does not have an announced release date.