One of the individuals said that Styles is a fan of the project but respectfully declined.
On Tuesday, both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas inaccurately tweeted that Styles had been cast in the role. Both theater chains later deleted the tweets.
Both tweets are now deleted, but for a brief moment today two of the biggest theaters in the country were "breaking" news #WhatHappened ???? (h/t @nigelmfs) pic.twitter.com/u9abSsK6pq
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) August 13, 2019
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Styles would have starred opposite actress and singer Halle Bailey, who is playing Ariel. Best known as a member of the British boy band One Direction,