Channing Tatum is going to be a mermaid in remake of 'Splash'
Is this the role the actor was mer-made for?
The original starred Tom Hanks as the male lead Allen Bauer, while Daryl Hannah played the mermaid Madison who saves Allen as a child; 20 years later, she comes to look for him, they fall in love and he has to protect her from government agents who would turn her into a science experiment. In the upcoming remake, Channing's 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell will play his love interest – the female version of Allen.
Channing is living the mermaid dream for all of us. And we wouldn't worry about whether he'd be able to swim gracefully with a tail – moving underwater is going to be a breeze for a dancer like him. The closest encounter he's had with a mermaid on film is with Scarlett Johansson in Hail, Caesar!, so maybe ScarJo can drop him a few tips too?
And then there's this.
It's a whole family of mermaids.