Channing Tatum turns into a mermaid for new movie

Channing Tatum turns into a mermaid for new movie

Channing Tatum spins a new "tail" on '80s rom-com, "Splash".

2 Aug – This may sound like one fishy tale but it is true – Channing Tatum is turning into a mermaid!

The "Magic Mike" star is wading into the deep end of the pool and forgoing his legs, sort of, to play a mermaid – merman? – in an upcoming remake of Disney's 1984 romantic comedy, "Splash".

Those who've watched the original movie would remember that it starred Tom Hanks as a man (sans fishtail) who falls for a beautiful mermaid played by Daryl Hannah.

Now, before you go on imagining the 36-year-old buff star turning full lady mode for the remake, do take note that it will be a gender-swap remake, Deadline reported.

To those who are curious how a "full lady mode" Tatum looks like
(Thanks to Jimmy Fallon and his EW! skit).

So Tatum will be playing the role previously played by Hannah, while his "22 Jump Street" co-star Jillian Bell will take over Hanks' role. The pitch for the remake was reportedly hatched by the 32-year-old actress.

Bell most recently lent her voice to "The Angry Birds Movie" and will be seen next in "Office Christmas Party" and next year's "Fist Fight".

Tatum, who did a singing number in this year's "Hail, Caesar", is currently filming 2017 movies, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and "Logan Lucky".

(Photo source: PressCeleb)

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