Harry Styles Might Play Prince Eric In 'The Little Mermaid' And Twitter Is Hyperventilating

He almost said no, but now...!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Getty IMages, (RIGHT) The Little Mermaid/Disney

Guys, I have the BEST news. Harry Styles, certified rock star, former member of One Direction, and light of our lives may be our Prince Eric in Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the "Kiwi" singer is in early talks to star in the Rob Marshall remake, which has already cast Halle Bailey as Ariel. Awkwafina is also set to star as Scuttle, while Jacob Tremblay (the adorable kid from Room) will be our Flounder. Melissa McCarthy is also in negotiations to play Ursula, but Lizzo is shooting her shot as well.

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Apparently, Harry has been looking for a juicy new role for a bit and even made a play for Elvis in the biopic that ultimately cast Austin Butler.

According to one film reporter, Harry has been in talks to play Prince Eric for a while, but he was holding out, hoping to play the leather-clad rock star instead. Their loss is Disney's gain: Dunkirk, Harry’s first-ever acting gig, scored $526 million (P26.7 billion) worldwide. Smart move.

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It's all kinda funny, considering he said back in 2017 that he was retiring from acting. But hey, I'm not complaining...and neither is Twitter:

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Now the only thing we have to worry about is Eric's lack of singing in the original Disney animation. Luckily, the Broadway version fixed all that. No shade to whoever ends up playing Sebastian, but my new goal in life is to hear Harry sing at least part of "Kiss the Girl."

Unfortunately, it's going to be a slightly long wait to see anyone in that sexy white blouse. The Little Mermaid won't go into production until the start of 2020, and the role of Prince Eric is still unconfirmed. If Harry doesn't end up signing on, I'm open to any other pop stars taking a stab. *Cough* Shawn Mendes *cough*.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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