Washington D.C., Aug. 14 -- : American singer-actor Harry Styles has declined the offer to play a role in Disney's live-action 'Little Mermaid.'

The singer is no longer in talks with the team to play Prince Eric in the Rob Marshall-directed musical, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Apart from the singer, other stars to cast in the film include, 'Grown-ish' actor Halle Bailey is to play 'Ariel', with Melissa McCarthy playing 'Ursula,' Jacob Tremblay will be voicing 'Flounder' and Awkwafina will voice 'Scuttle.'

American producer Marc Platt, who has worked with Marshall on 'Mary Poppins Returns' and executive produced Guy Ritchie's live-action 'Aladdin' remake, will be producing the project. Marshall and John DeLuca are also producing...