Channing Tatum Is Going To Be A Mermaid In Disney's Next

Channing Tatum Is Going To Be A Mermaid In Disney's Next

Channing Tatum is going to star in a remake of 1984 “Splash” — as the mermaid that was played by Daryl Hannah, while and comedian Jillian Bell will play the character originally played by Tom Hanks.

The original film follows a young man who reunites with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy.

According to ‘Deadline’ the gender swap idea for the remake was pitched by Bell, who will next be seen in ‘Office Christmas Party’ and ‘Rock That Body’.

“Splash” joins a growing list of ‘80s flicks being remade for today’s audiences, including “Ghostbusters,” a “Dirty Dancing” TV movie, the upcoming “Lethal Weapon” TV series and “Annie.”

-Devashree Goenka