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Who Should Play Prince Eric in 'Little Mermaid'? Vote Now!

News recently broke that Harry Styles turned down the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live action The Little Mermaid.

Fans are now wondering…who will land the coveted role of the Disney prince in the new film?

If you don’t know, 19-year-old Halle Bailey is set to take on the role of Ariel the mermaid in the movie, so whoever is cast will play opposite of her!

Just Jared came up with a list of some famous faces who would make a great choice for the role, and we want our readers to vote for their choice!

We will close this poll on Thursday (August 22) at 2pm ET, when we will announce the winner. You can vote as many times as you want in this poll, for as many options as you wish!

Harry Styles Turns Down Prince Eric Role In 'The Little Mermaid' Remake (Report)

Harry Styles will not be playing Prince Eric in the upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake!

While he was formally offered the part, the 25-year-old musician has reportedly turned down the role in the musical, where he would have starred opposite Halle Bailey, The Wrap reports.

Earlier in the day, new reports came out that Harry had officially signed on for the film, and the internet went crazy.

Harry would have joined other rumored cast members Javier Bardem as King Triton, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

While no official word on the rest of the casting has been revealed from Walt Disney Studios, it is likely that further announcements will be made at next weekend’s D23 Expo, where director Rob Marshall is expected to dish about the new film. The annual D23 Expo will go from August 23rd until August 25th in Anaheim, Calif.

Halle Bailey Addresses Backlash After Being Cast as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid'

Halle Bailey is breaking her silence on the backlash of being cast as Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

While attending Variety’s 2019 Power of Young Hollywood event, the 19-year-old singer/actress briefly addressed being a person of color cast in the iconic Disney role.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Halle Bailey

“I feel like I’m dreaming,” Halle shared with Variety. “And I’m just grateful. I don’t pay attention to the negativity; I just feel like this role is something bigger than me. And it’s going to be beautiful. I’m just so excited to be a part of it.”

After news broke of Halle Bailey‘s casting, the original Ariel Jodi Benson defended Disney for casting the young star in the role.

Moana's Auli'i Cravalho to Play Ariel in ABC's Live 'Little Mermaid' Concert!

ABC is moving forward with the live concert production of The Little Mermaid and the initial casting has been announced!

Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the title character in the Oscar-nominated movie Moana, is playing Ariel and Queen Latifah is set to play Ursula.

Reggae singer Shaggy is going to play Sebastian.

The live event will happen in front of a studio audience and it will air on Tuesday, November 5 at 8pm. The special will interweave the live performances with clips from the animated movie. Music from the Broadway stage version of the musical will be included.

A live concert production of The Little Mermaid has been staged at the Hollywood Bowl two times so far, with Sara Bareilles and Lea Michele leading the casts. The film played on a big screen and whenever a song happened, the film would pause and the actors would come out on stage to perform the number.

There’s also a live film adaptation starring Halle Bailey in the works!

Javier Bardem In Talks to Play King Triton in Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie!

The upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid might have just found its King Triton!

Javier Bardem is in talks for the role of Ariel’s father, King Triton, THR reported on Wednesday (July 17).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Javier Bardem

As previously announced, Halle Bailey will playing the role of Ariel, the daughter of Triton. Harry Styles is in talks to play Ariel’s love interest, Prince Eric. Melissa McCarthy is rumored to play Ursula.

When Halle‘s casting was announced, the choice was met with some backlash. Here’s how the original voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, reacted!

Javier is next set to appear in Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet in 2020. Learn more about the film!

Harry Styles Rumored To Play Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid'

Disney might have found it’s Prince Eric in Harry Styles!

THR is reporting that the 25-year-old musician could take on the role of the animated prince in the live action The Little Mermaid.

He’d star opposite Halle Bailey as Ariel.

Other actors in talks to join the movie include Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina.

If you remember, Eric is the human prince who catches Ariel’s eye and she ultimately saves the prince from drowning. He is also a key in the final battle against Ursula.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Harry playing Prince Eric?