Disney has reportedly found their Prince Eric for The Little Mermaid. Newcomer, Jonah Hauer-King will take on the role of Ariel’s beloved prince in the live-action version of Disney’s animated classic.

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK/FILMMAGIC/DISNEY

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK/FILMMAGIC/DISNEY

What’s happening:

  • Variety is reporting that Jonah Hauer-King has been cast as Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
  • The actor has reportedly had two screen tests for the role, with the second taking place last week with director Rob Marshall.
  • Hauer-King’s television and movie credits include:
    • TV miniseries Little Women
    • Howard’s End
    • A Dog’s Way Home.
    • Blumhouse’s Once Upon a Time in Staten Island

About The Little Mermaid:

  • Disney is continuing its trend of remaking animated classics into live-action films and The Little Mermaid is the next to get the greenlight.
  • Rob Marshall is attached to direct.
  • Composer Alan Menken who wrote music for the 1989 film will return for this iteration with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda writing lyrics.
  • Actress and singer Halle Bailey will play the title mermaid, Ariel.

The Little Mermaid cast:

  • Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
  • Javier Bardem as King Triton 
  • Daveed Diggs as Sebastian
  • Awkwafina as Scuttle
  • Jacob Tremblay as Flounder

Creative team:

  • Produced by:
  • Rob Marshall
  • Marc Platt
  • John DeLuca
  • Jessica Virtue
  • Allison Erlikhman

ICYMI:

  • Earlier this year, singer Harry Styles of One Direction fame was in talks for Prince Eric, but ultimately ended up passing on the part.
 
 

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