There had been rumors that Disney had plans on a remake of the 1984 film “Splash”, it looks as if those rumors are true, but there’s a twist.
The original film had a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) save a young boy from drowning and then returning 20 years later to save the man (Tom Hanks), again from drowning.
The interesting change up this go round is Disney announced that the lead male actor in this remake, Channing Tatum, will play the mermaid. Actress Jillian Bell will play the Tom Hanks character.
Maria-Lewis Ryan is set to pen the script.
Imagine’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce along with Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran through his Free Association banner.
Anna Culp will executive produce.
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