Scott Eastwood shared a sexy shirtless photo via Instagram. Credit: Courtesy of Scott Eastwood

God bless America! Scott Eastwood rang in the long Independence Day weekend a bit early on Wednesday, July 2, posting a sexy shirtless photo via Instagram

Clint Eastwood's son, 28, shared a gorgeous shot of himself on the beach. In the image, he is posing shirtless on the sand with a less-than-conventional accessory dressing his bottom half. 

The actor sits with a mermaid tail made of sand growing out of his torso, as he gazes off into the rolling ocean waves in the background. 

"Nothing to see here," Eastwood captioned the photo. "Just another merman on the beach. #littlemermaid #itsforarole #ipromise #characterstudy." 

What character requires Eastwood to don a mermaid—or merman—tail, however, is yet to be seen. 

This fall, the hunky star appears in the World War II drama Fury alongside Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman, among others. He was also recently cast in The Longest Ride, an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' romantic novel by the same name. 

Eastwood's previous film credits include 2008's Gran Torino, 2009's Invictus, and 2012's Trouble with the Curve