The upcoming live-action remake for The Little Mermaid is in major casting mode. This summer, Halle Bailey was announced in the lead mermaid role as Ariel; Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to play the sea witch Ursula; and now today, The Disinsider released a report claiming that Harry Styles has joined the roster as well, as Prince Eric.
While the claim that Styles is on board has yet to be officially confirmed, the news of the One Directioner’s signing-on to the project didn’t take long to spread. Styles’s fans on Twitter quickly began trending the topic, sharing their most excited, joyous memes. Dedicated stans even recorded their own bootleg auditions—posing as their best mermaids to starfishes!—in the hopes of getting cast and starring alongside him in the film. Others were less fazed by his apparent new character: “Harry Styles is already a prince,” wrote another fan.
Below, see all the of the best Twitter reactions.
Originally Appeared on Vogue