He's a Merman! Channing Tatum Set to Star in Splash Remake – with Gender-Swapped Roles

August 1, 2016 8:06 PM

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He's a Merman! Channing Tatum Set to Star in Splash Remake – with Gender-Swapped Roles

PEOPLE has confirmed that the Magic Mike star is trading his quads for a caudal fin and starring alongside Jillian Bell in a gender-swapped remake of 1984's Splash.

Tatum will slip into the role originally made famous by Daryl Hannah, as a mysterious, secret mermaid. Bell, meanwhile, will fill in for Tom Hanks as the lonely human who falls for the fish.

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