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Channing Tatum to Star as Merman in Disney's Gender Swap Splash Remake

The original film followed the story of a young man (Allen) who reunites with a mermaid (Madison) who saved him from drowning as a boy. He ends up falling in love with her, not knowing who or what she is

  | August 02, 2016 15:22 IST (Los Angeles)
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Highlights

  • Channing Tatum co-stars with Jillian Bell for the remake
  • Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell are co-stars of 22 Jump Street
  • The original splash film starred Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah
Actor Channing Tatum has signed up for the lead role in Disney's Splash remake. He will be playing the male version of mermaid in the film, reported eonline.com.
Mr Tatum will join his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell for the remake of the 1984 film, which originally featured Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
The original film followed the story of a young man (Allen) who reunites with a mermaid (Madison) who saved him from drowning as a boy. He ends up falling in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

However, in the remake, Mr Tatum will play merman - a male version of the mermaid, and Ms Bell will play a female version of Allen.
The film is in the early stages of production.
Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing the script, while Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, who directed and produced the original film, will produce it along with Mr Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran.

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