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That time has come when Tom Hanks movies are being remade with Channing Tatum

hollywood Updated: Aug 02, 2016 15:39 IST
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The original film followed the story of a young man (Allen) who reunites with a mermaid (Madison) who saved him from drowning as a boy.

Actor Channing Tatum has signed up for the lead role in Disney’s Splash remake. He will be playing a mermaid. But not really -- only the male version of mermaid.

Tatum will join his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell for the remake of the 1984 film, which originally featured Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, reports eonline.com.

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The original film followed the story of a young man (Allen) who reunites with a mermaid (Madison) who saved him from drowning as a boy. He ends up falling in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

However, in the remake, Tatum will play merman -- a male version of the mermaid, and Bell will play a female version of Allen.

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The film is in the early stages of development.

Marja-Lewis Ryan is writing the script, while Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, who directed and produced the original film, will produce it along with Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran.

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