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Channing Tatum to play a merman in Splash. No. This is not a drill

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 August 2016, 16:29 IST

Actor Channing Tatum has signed up for the lead role in Disney's remake of Splash, where he will play a merman.

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 named 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 merman while Bell will play a female version of Allen.

The film is in the early stages of development. 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 Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran.

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PTI

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Edited by Blassy Boben

First published: 2 August 2016, 16:29 IST
 
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