Channing Tatum to Play Merman in Gender Bender ‘Splash’ Remake for Disney

Channing Tatum to star as Mermaid in SPLASH remake

 

Disney Studios is moving forward on a remake of the 1984 film Splash with an interesting gender bender twist: Channing Tatum will star as the mermaid, now merman character that was played by Daryl Hannah while Jillian Bell will play the character originally played by Tom Hanks

The 1984 original starred Hanks as a man who as a young boy was saved from drowning by a mermaid (Hannah). The mermaid returns 20 years later and finds the boy she once saved, and gives him the option between his life on land or a life under the sea with her.

Tatum and Bell previously worked together on 22 Jump Street.

You know what this means right?  Lots of shirtless Channing Tatum scenes.  

Kinda like Magic Mike Visits the Fish Market.

Via: The Hollywood Reporter

 

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