For months, rumors circulate about the actor who will play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. First approached, Harry Styles would have eventually declined the role. It is then Christian Navarro (Tony in 13 Reasons Why) that was entrusted to have interviewed. But this is not him who will play the lover of Ariel : according to the website Deadline, Disney has chosen Jonah Hauer-King to embody the famous Prince. 24-year-old actor british-american began his professional career in 2014 at the cinema. One could also see it on television in the series, Howards End , or even World On Fire, which aired recently on BBC One in England.
The Little Mermaid : Jonah Hauer-King will play Prince Eric
The Little Mermaid : Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric
The Little Mermaid : Jonah Hauer-King joined the cast
As indicated in the site, the actor was in contention in the face of Cameron Cuffe (Krypton) for the role and had auditioned several months ago. After thinking about it, Disney has decided to give the role to Jonah Hauer-King, who is the last actor in date to join the cast. Other stars present in the film ? Melissa McCarthy, who will play Ursula, Javier Bardem, who will play King Triton, or Jacob Tremblay, who will double his roll. Not to mention of course Halle Bailey, who will be the star of the film. The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall, and no release date has been announced for the moment.