News - August 2, 2016

Channing Tatum to play a mermaid in remake of 80s comedy Splash
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Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell to star in remake of 80s comedy Splash

Channing Tatum and his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell are to star in a remake of 1984 hit comedy Splash

The original was released in 1984 and starred Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, it told the story of a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid and grossed almost $70 million at the box office. 

According to Deadline, this new take on the story will see roles reversed with  Channing Tatum to take role that Hannah played, with Jillian Bell in the role that Hanks played. 

Liked writer Marja-Lewis Ryan will pen the script for the movie, which is being made by Disney. 

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