Breaking News: Channing Tatum to Star in Splash...as the Mermaid
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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.

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