Breaking News: Channing Tatum to Star in “Splash”...as the Mermaid
Or should we say merman?
Today in hilarious and amazing casting news: Disney just announced that Channing Tatum--husband of Jenna, dancer extraordinaire--will not only star in the remake of the film Splash, he’ll take on the formerly female lead role. He’ll play the mermaid.
A quick refresher in case you forgot: The 1984 film is about a young boy (played by Tom Hanks) who is saved from drowning by a mermaid (played by Daryl Hannah). Twenty years later, the mermaid returns with a request: Choose between life on land or life under the sea with her.
No spoilers here, but let’s just say that if Mr. Tatum appeared in a shimmery fish tale to make the same request, we’d be pretty hard-pressed to say no.