Channing Tatum And Disney Just Revealed Some Incredibly Exciting News

If we were to name two things that are guaranteed to make a hit movie it would be Channing Tatum and Disney. Right?

Lucky for us, the hunk and movie gods are looking down on us because the two have just paired up for a remake of the 1984 hit Splash. The remake will take a twist and Channing is set to play the once female mermaid character . A merman! The one role where he can’t wear a top! This was made for Channing. He will be staring alongside Jillian Bell.

#Disney is moving full speed ahead with a re-imagining of #Splash, the 1984 sleeper hit film that launched the stars of #TomHanks and Daryl Hannah, along with Imagine partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the latter of whom hatched the idea for the fish wish-fulfillment story that Howard directed. They’ve got an intriguing take: It’s being developed for #ChanningTatum to take the role that Hannah played, with #JillianBell in the role that Hanks played. I’m told the pitch was hatched by Bell, who worked with Tatum in #22JumpStreet,most recently wrapped Office Christmas Party,and next stars in Rock That Body. They’ve hired Marja-Lewis Ryan to write the script. She most recently wrapped the Timur Bekmambetov-produced Liked, which she wrote and directed. The scribe also is writing for #HBO and Tatum’s Free Association the college-set #Unsupervised, which just hired a writers room and is looking good to go to a pilot. Free Association also is producing 6 Balloons, a feature she wrote and will direct, which was set up at Netflix and starts production in the fall. #WaltDisneyStudios Motion Picture president Sean Bailey just put the finishing touches on the Splash deals Friday night. Imagine’s Howard and Grazer will produce along with Free Association’s Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran. Imagine’s Anna Culp will be executive producer. There might be some inevitable groaning about Hollywood running out of fresh ideas, but the twist on this fish tale sounds like a smart way of breathing life into a movie that came out 32 years ago and has a story strong enough to be reintroduced to a new audience. #mermaid #ocean #sea #water #beach #magicmike #gambit #mermaids #mermaidlife #seaside #bluesea #seaview #21jumpstreet #love #romance #lovestory #forrestgump #toystory #castawayb#toystory2 #disneyanimation

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The movie, which originally saw Daryl Hannah play the mermaid,  is about a young boy being saved by the mermaid. Then, 20 years later the mermaid returns to land…without ruining the rest of the movie it sounds like a hit.

I can imagine this is a role that has his whole family very excited!


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The internet is pretty excited about Channing playing this for two reasons, firstly he is a mermaid in a Disney movie and secondly it is a great move for role-swaps in Hollywood.

First we saw females play male roles in Ghostbusters and now this, tides are changing an it is about time!