Billy Eichner campaigns for The Little Mermaid lead after Harry Styles turns it down

The Lion King star Billy Eichner is cheekily campaigning for the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake, following reports suggesting Harry Styles has passed on the role.
The funnyman took to Twitter on Tuesday (13Aug19) to vie for the romantic lead in the upcoming live-action adaptation, just hours after the casting news broke.
“I’m ready,” he tweeted along with an article from Variety, revealing the One Direction singer had turn down the part.
Styles has yet to confirm or deny the reports.
While Eichner has no ties to negotiations for the musical, he recently headlined Disney’s live-action The Lion King reboot as the voice of meerkat Timon.