Harry Styles turns down the part of Prince Eric in Disney's The Little Mermaid

Last updated at 08:23
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There have been loads of rumours flying around recently that Harry Styles could be in line to play the dashing Prince Eric in Disney's Little Mermaid remake.

But sadly for One Direction fans, the star has turned the part down.

The Press Association have spoken to a source close to the star who says he decided against playing the Disney role.

Whoever does get the part will star alongside Halle Bailey, who was announced as taking on the lead role of Ariel.

Production on the film is expected to begin in early 2020 and Disney says there will be more casting announcements in the coming weeks.

We will also have to wait to see who will play characters like Ursula and Sebastian,

So who do you think should play the handsome Prince Eric? Let us know below!

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