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Disney Casts Channing Tatum in ‘Splash’ Remake

Disney Casts Channing Tatum in ‘Splash’ Remake

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#MagicMermanXXL? Yep! You read that right, Disney is moving ahead with a remake of the 1984 film Splash! The twist? Channing Tatum will star as the lead sea creature that was played by Daryl Hannah in the original film. Jillian Bell (Office Christmas Party, 22 Jump Street) will fill the role that Tom Hanks originally played.

1984’s Splash starred Hanks as a young man reunited with a mermaid (Hannah) who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing the script, she’s currently working on Free Association’s HBO College pilot Unsupervised. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine will produce the project along with Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran via Free Association. Anna Culp will also executive produce.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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