Channing Tatum Will Play a Mermaid

Channing Tatum Will Play a Mermaid Opposite Jillian Bell in Disney’s Splash Remake.

The hunky actor will join his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell for a Disney remake of the 1984 film Splash, which originally featured Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. (Copy)

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, Tatum will play a male version of the mermaid and Bell will play a female version of Allen.