Harry Styles has turned down the chance to star as Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
The former One Direction star, who made his acting debut in 2017, was linked to the role last month – after US singer Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel.
However, a source has since told E! News: “While [Harry] is a fan of the project he has respectfully declined the offer.”
Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to star as Ursula in the live-action remake, which is being directed by Rob Marshall.
Sources have told Variety that the actress is in early talks to play the sea witch, but she hasn’t signed on the dotted line just yet.
It’s believed the film will incorporate the original songs from the 1989 animation, as well as new songs from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Disney has adapted classic animated flicks into live-action features, as they’ve already recreated The Jungle Book, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and most recently Aladdin.
The highly anticipated remake of The Lion King opened last month, and Disney are currently working on live-action versions of Mulan, Pinocchio, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lilo & Stitch, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.