Disney finally casts Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid' – and he's a dreamboat

Jonah Hauer-King. (Getty Images)
Jonah Hauer-King. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – Disney has finally found its Prince Eric for The Little Mermaid live-action movie.

This comes after former One Direction singer Harry Styles turned down the role in August.

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English actor Jonah Hauer-King will star alongside Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming film based on the 1989 classic.

Other cast members include Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.

According to Variety the 24-year-old had two screen tests with director Rob Marshall in London.

The remake is expected to be released in 2020 and will feature music from the original film as well as new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.

According to Entertainment Weekly Jonah started off in theatre appearing alongside Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer.

His acting credits include the movie A Dogs Way Home and the television series Little Women. He is set to star alongside Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale in the movie Once Upon a Time in Staten Island.

And if you're wondering if he can sing Jonah showed of his vocal abilities with a rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.


Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources:Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Channel24).

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