EntertainmentCelebrities Channing Tatum to star in Disney’s 'Splash' remake as merman, report says Channing Tatum will play a merman in the "Splash" remake by Disney, taking on the role previously played by Daryl Hannah. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Valerie Macon By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org Updated August 2, 2016 8:57 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email King Triton eat your heart out. Disney’s flipping the script for its remake of “Splash,” Deadline reported yesterday, with Channing Tatum set to take the lead role of the mermaid famously portrayed by Daryl Hannah in the original 1984 film. The “Magic Mike” actor, 36, will star opposite Jillian Bell, 32, who will apparently take on the character who gets rescued by the mermaid — or should we say, merman — which in the original was played by Tom Hanks. While we’d usually roll our eyes at the news of yet another Hollywood remake, the idea of Tatum as a merman is an idea we wholeheartedly support. By Keira Alexander email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.