Harry Styles fans upset over 'Little Mermaid' reports
(CNN) - Harry Styles was never even announced for the role of Prince Eric in the live-action "The Little Mermaid," but that hasn't stopped people from mourning over reports that he has turned down the project. So much so, people on social media have been buzzing for weeks that it was practically a done deal. The Wrap reported that Styles had turned down the role and other outlets were soon to follow. "Right so going from 'harry styles confirmed to be prince eric' to 'anything is yet to be confirmed" all the way to 'harry styles has denied the role of prince eric' all in a matter of hours has been the worst form of heartbreak i have ever experienced," one person tweeted. Perhaps Styles, who received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2017 film "Dunkirk," will turn up in other films.
Melissa McCarthy hints she'll be Ursula in Disney's 'Little Mermaid'
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ELLEHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Melissa McCarthy is obviously interested in taking on the role of Ursula in Disney's live-action "Little Mermaid," winking at the camera when Jimmy Kimmel asked her if she'd be playing the part. The actress addressed the rumors during her Monday night appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" after discussing her worst date ever and how her elderly father has started trapping squirrels in his car. "I read that you are going to be a part of the live-action remake of 'Little Mermaid,'" Kimmel asked. Her only worry was embarrassing her kids with her portrayal of the sea witch, who grants a mermaid (Ariel) a wish at great cost.
Terry Crews wants to play King Triton in 'Little Mermaid' remake
Joe Scarnici/Getty ImagesBURBANK, Calif. - "The Little Mermaid" casting games are already in full swing. "America's Got Talent" host Terry Crews tweeted a photoshopped pic of himself as King Triton, the ruler of the under the ocean kingdom Atlantica. !," Crews tweeted. "Hey, has @terrycrews been cast as King Triton in the new Little Mermaid yet?," writer Ben Bertoli tweeted days before Crews did. "I've said this from day one: please make Idris Elba King Triton.