Written by Melanie Burton, August 2, 2016

Channing Tatum is set to star in a remake of the 1984 movie Splash, and he’ll be playing a mermaid!

Yep, the female mermaid was originally played by Daryl Hannah, but will become a male version for the reboot. AND, Chan’s 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell will change the male character originally played by Tom Hanks, into a female version in the film.

Wow – role reversals!

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The plot of the movie is about a man, who was saved from drowning by a mermaid when he was a young boy. The mermaid (Chan) returns 20 years later and finds the boy she once saved, giving him the option to either live on land, or have a life under the sea with her. Oh, we can’t wait to see this!

Channing is making waves – literally – in the movie world. Next year he’ll hit our screens in the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and he’s also revealed that he’ll be directing a Magic Mike Live show starting in March 2017, at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“What I’m getting at is we’re going to start Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock, March 2017,” he said.

“God knows, we have enough gentleman’s clubs in this country so let’s start the first gentleladies club. Or maybe not so gentle. Depends what you’re into. So please leave your comments and let us know what you want. We’re going to create it for you.

“Casting, directing, we’re gonna do it all. If I’m ever in shape enough to do it [perform] again, I absolutely want to do that. Actually, it would be really fun …

“For so many years now, I think male revues have told women what they should think is sexy, and when you really look at it, it’s kind of misogynistic a little bit.

“Like [male dances are] all dominant doctors and lawyers and fireman and construction workers and all women’s archetypes are like nurses and maids and subservient things, and we just want to turn all that up on its ear and talk about it and just start a conversation between women and men.”

 

Channing reveals BIG news abut Magic Mike

We’re not complaining Chan, as long as we get to see you shirtless!

 

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