Ever since news hit the web that Disney is making a live-action remake of the animated classic The Little Mermaid, there has been one main question on everyone’s mind. And that is — who will play Prince Eric? Well, the moment everyone has been patiently waiting for is finally here! That’s right, Disney has just revealed who they’ve chosen for the role, and boy, is it an epic choice! Drum roll please… According to Deadline, the one and only Jonah Hauer-King has been cast as the handsome prince, and everyone could not be more excited!
Back in July it was announced that Grown-ish star Halle Bailey was going to play Ariel in the upcoming flick. It’s also been reported that Melissa McCarthy will star as Ursula, Awkwafina will play Scuttle and Jacob Tremblay will appear as Flounder.
As fans know, Disney has searched long and hard for their perfect prince. Cameron Cuffe, Graham Phillips, Gavin Leatherwood, Christian Navarro, Noah Centineo and Asher Angel were all rumored to be in the running. Harry Styles was even offered the role, but he ultimately turned it down to focus on his music career.
So who is the swoon-worthy actor that’s about to steal everyone’s hearts as Prince Eric? What has he acted in before this? Where can we follow him on social media? And most importantly, is he single? Don’t worry, people, because J-14 did some digging and uncovered a lot on the cutie. Not only has he appeared in a bunch of movies and TV shows before this, but he’s also been linked to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars over the years.
Scroll through our gallery to check out everything you need to know about Jonah — The Little Mermaid‘s new Prince Eric.
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