Channing Tatum is set to play the role of the mermaid, originally held by Darryl Hannahin a remake of 1984’s film Splash

In the original film, Tom Hanks played a man saved from drowning as a boy by a mermaid, whom he meets 20 years later. Tatum is set to co-star with Jillian Bell, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tatum is set to produce the film, alongside the original film’s director Ron Howard.

The film’s plot is a romantic comedy about whether the man will choose to remain on land or join the mermaids in the sea. The original was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay.

This remake will be written by Maris Lewis-Ryan and follows Ghostbusters, with an all-female lead cast.

Tatum recently starred in Hail Caesar! with George Clooney and Josh Brolin, while Bell will appear in Office Christmas Party later this year.

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