Your fan fiction about Channing Tatum as a merman is swimming closer to reality.

The actor is set to star in a gender-swapped remake of Splash, the 1984 hit starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, Deadline reports.

Tatum will pay Hannah’s role, while actress Jillian Bell will play Hanks’s.

The remake was also reportedly pitched by Bell, who recently worked with Tatum in 22 Jump Street.

Newcomer Marja-Lewis Ryan will pen the script for the remake.

If history decides to repeat itself, the remake could also give Bell a major career boost.

Tatum will get another high-profile comedic role under his belt.

Jillian Bell