After months of speculation and shopping, Disney’s dwell-action remake of The Miniature Mermaid has chanced on its Prince Eric. EW has confirmed that British actor Jonah Hauer-King has been tapped to play the coveted feature, which Harry Kinds became as soon as beforehand in talks for.
Hauer-King will appear opposite Halle Bailey as Ariel, with Mary Poppins Returns helmer Take Marshall directing. Moreover reportedly on board are Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Trot.
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In accordance to Time limit, which first reported the info, Hauer-King became as soon as within the running alongside Krypton enormous title Cameron Cuffe before the relaxation resolution became as soon as made.
Hauer-King, 24, beforehand appeared in 2017’s Miniature Females miniseries and this 300 and sixty five days’s A Dogs’s Potential Dwelling, and he most no longer too long within the past he starred within the BBC miniseries World on Fireside. He’s express to appear in As soon as Upon a Time in Staten Island, a drama film additionally starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale.
For The Miniature Mermaid, composer Alan Menken is participating with Lin-Manuel Miranda to build unique songs to accompany Menken and Howard Ashman’s long-established procure. It seems to make sure that Bailey, one half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle, will be singing within the film, but no be aware but on if Hauer-King will blow their hold horns his pipes as neatly.
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