Written by Zoë Holloway, August 2, 2016

Acting, dancing – and now swimming? Channing Tatum’s latest role is not what you would expect from the Magic Mike star.

It was announced this morning that the 36-year-old actor will play the lead role in a gender-flipped version of ’80s flick Splash.

The original film followed Tom Hanks as a boy who was rescued by a mermaid, only to fall in love with her 20 years later and have to choose between a life on land and a life with her under the sea.

Currently being written, the film is being remade for Disney with Channing starring as the mermaid character made famous by Daryl Hannah, and Jillian Bell, 32, taking on the character originally played by Tom Hanks.

We can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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