It looks you can throw another actors name in the hat for the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actor Gavin Leatherwood took to Twitter to tease he auditioned for the coveted role opposite Halle Bailey as Ariel. The actor also took to Instagram and followed Disney and has been liking multiple Prince Eric posts.
Harry Styles recently passed on the role after being in talks, Shazam! star Asher Angel revealed back in July that he had auditioned, but from what we’ve heard he isn’t the studios ideal choice due to his age. 13 Reasons Why actor Christian Navarro also had an audition but Disney passed.
Names we are hearing that may also get an audition or approached about the role include Jordan Fisher, Jacob Elordi, Timothee Chalamet, Cole Sprouse, and Niall Horan.
Also in talks to join Disney’s upcoming remake is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ariel’s father King Triton Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina who are circling Ursula, Ariel’s best friend Flounder, and Scuttle.
Alan Menken (Aladdin) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana) will be remastering the music from the original film, while also adding brand new songs, which would include one a new solo for Prince Eric… that’s what we hear that is.
The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall and production is expected to begin in January in the Caribbean.