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    Harry Styles Is "In Negotiations" To Play Prince Eric In The Live-Action "Little Mermaid" And OMG

    He's gonna kiss the girl.

    By now, you're HOPEFULLY aware that Disney is making a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, starring actor-singer Halle Bailey as Ariel.

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    So far, no other official casting announcements have been made, although we've heard lots of ~rumors~ that Melissa McCarthy might be playing Ursula.

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    And as of today, there's another casting rumor in the mix, this one courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter...


    HARRY STYLES might be playing PRINCE ERIC.

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    According to THR, the former One Direction frontman is "in early negotiations" with Disney to take on the role.

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    The publication notes that Disney's interest in Styles and Bailey "show[s] the studio’s intent of making the music a central component of the remake." In other words, PRINCE ERIC'S GONNA SING.

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    Naturally, people on Twitter have LOTS of thoughts about this possible casting.

    harry styles as prince eric TEAS!

    For some, it's a childhood dream come true.

    i didn't wear a little mermaid fullpiece & snow boots when i was 6 for harry styles to not be casted as prince eric

    Especially if it means Prince Eric finally gets a song.

    harry styles dressed as prince eric and getting a song ? yes ma’am i’ll take it any day

    The side-by-side-comparisons are already coming.

    And some are already celebrating the news — even though it isn't 100% official just yet.

    me rn bc harry styles will be prince eric

    So, how would you feel about Prince Eric taking on Disney's hottest — and I said hottest — prince? Sound off in the comments!