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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:20pm ET by  

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Harry Styles in talks to play Prince in 'The Little Mermaid'

Harry Styles is in early negotiations to play Prince Eric, the love interest in Disney’s new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

The One Direction star could be set to woo the heart of Ariel, who has been confirmed to be played by Halle Bailey. Her evil aunt, Ursula, will be played by Melissa McCarthy.

Hamilton musical creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will write the lyrics for some new original songs created by The Little Mermaid's original composer, Alan Menken

The story, about a mermaid who falls in love with a human named Eric, was first introduced to audiences thirty years ago.

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