Tom Hanks Upset About Channing Tatum ‘Splash’ Remake?

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Tom Hanks Channing Tatum Splash Remake

By Andrew Shuster

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Tom Hanks Channing Tatum Splash Remake

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Tom Hanks is NOT upset about Channing Tatum starring in a remake of his 1980’s fantasy-comedy, Splash, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim. We’re told there’s “no truth” to it.

As Gossip Cop reported, Tatum will play a mermaid in a Splash remake that swaps the genders of the main characters, with the actor in the role originated by Daryl Hannah, and Jillian Bell taking on Hanks’ part. According to the National Enquirer, Hanks wasn’t made aware of the movie until it was announced, despite having spent months working alongside Inferno director Ron Howard, who directed the original and is producing the reimagining.

“Tom just found about it and didn’t believe it until he asked Ron,” says the magazine’s dubious source. “Tom isn’t happy that he was kept in the dark and has concerns about making the mermaid a man in the new version.” However, Hanks was actually asked his opinion of the movie during an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” earlier this year, and the actor called the idea “fantastic.” In regard to the film’s leads and their respective roles, he added, “Jillian Bell is going to have a blast. She’s just got to love that guy.”

Regardless of Hanks himself on record giving the remake his stamp of approval, Gossip Cop also checked in with a source close to the actor, who assures us there’s “no truth” to the tabloid’s story. Interestingly enough, this tall tale is coming from the same magazine that recently had to issue an apology to Hanks and wife Rita Wilson over its many false divorce stories about the couple. Unsurprisingly, the Enquirer’s latest claim is equally bogus.

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