Channing Tatum to Play Mermaid in ‘Splash’ Remake for Disney


Jillian Bell also will star in the new take on the 1984 film.

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

Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce along with Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran via their Free Association banner. Anna Culp will executive produce.

The 1984 original movie 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.

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