Sources tell Variety that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in early negotiations to direct Universal’s R-rated musical comedy with the running title “Wingmen.” He’s already attached to star in the movie alongside Tatum.
Universal landed the pitch that Gordon-Levitt and “21 Jump Street” scribe Michael Bacall hatched last year following a competitive bidding war that saw several studios chasing the project.
The story follows two pilots who crash-land in Las Vegas. According to sources, the film is in the vein of “Pitch Perfect” meets “Book of Mormon,” with the dup covering Top 100 hits with a touch of adult humor. The studio courted filmmakers that included Seth Gordon, James Bobin, and “Book of Mormon” director Casey Nicholaw before Gordon-Levitt threw his hat in the ring.
Marc Platt (“Wicked”) and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions, along with Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan for Free Association. Gordon-Levitt will also produce with his shingle HitRecord Films. Kristin Lowe, senior VP of production, will oversee the project for Universal.
Production isn’t expected to start anytime soon as Tatum is about to begin shooting the Paramount action-thriller “Triple Frontier” opposite Tom Hardy. The actor can be seen next in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky.”
Gordon-Levitt made his directing debut on the romantic dramedy “Don Jon.” He recently earned rave reviews for his performance in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” and is currently developing a handful of projects, including “Fraggle Rock,” “Sovereign,” “K Troop,” and “In Sight.”
Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are no strangers to the song-and-dance world and both have also shown range in comedic roles. Tatum broke out in the dance film “Step Up,” and has continued to showcase his musical skills in films such as “Hail, Caesar!” and “Magic Mike.” Gordon-Levitt has sung live on his Pivot show “HitRecord.” The duo last starred together in the 2008 war drama “Stop-Loss.”
Hi, everybody ! On December 17, Channing was present at the event ‘Disney on Ice Presents: Worlds of Enchantment Celebrity Guests‘ in Staples Center in Los Angeles. He posed with Mickey. 3 HQ Photos have been added in the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 > December 17 – Disney On Ice Presents ‘Worlds Of Enchantment Celebrity Guests’ in Los Angeles
Hi, everybody ! Channing, as perfect husband, supports his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 2016 StyleMaker Awards hosted by Variety and WWD held at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood. She received the Dyson Style Renegade Award. 30 HQ Photos have been added in the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 > November 17 – Variety & WWD’s StyleMakers Awards in West Hollywood
Channing Tatum is set to star in Disney’s remake of the 1984 romantic comedy Splash that boasts one very enticing catch: this new version will reverse the sexes of the two leads, with the Magic Mike actor embodying the mermaid, played by Daryl Hannah in the original. Jillian Bell, the comedian who starred alongside Tatum as the villain in 22 Jump Street, will portray the mermaid’s love interest – first played by Tom Hanks – according to Deadline.
Channing Tatum‘s planned “Gambit” movie is still in the cards, according to the film’s writer and producer Simon Kinberg. Gambit is looking to start filming in spring 2017. “Gambit” was originally supposed to be released in the fall of 2016, but Twentieth Century Fox bumped it from the schedule back in February. We don’t have a new release date.
“We have a great script on that and hope to shoot that movie at the beginning or spring of next year,” Kinberg told.
Gambit is a fan favorite in the Marvel Universe. Gambit, whose real name is Remy LeBeau, is a reformed thief who joined up with the X-Men. He is known for his Cajun drawl and smooth-talking way with women. His mutant ability allows to him charge objects with kinetic energy, thus making them explode on contact. His trademark weapon is a deck of playing cards, which he can throw with deadly accuracy.
Source : EW
A new television series based on the dance movie Step Up is coming to YouTube Red. Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan, who starred in the film, will be executive producing the series, which is set to debut in early 2017.
“This is the best place to put Step Up of all the places I’ve been recently, from a brand perspective and from an audience potential perspective,” YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels said. “Dance is a hugely successful genre on YouTube.”
This May 15th, Channing was seen on the set of his new movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London. He looks like a gentleman in his suit ! Thanks to HQ Birds for the pics.
Movie Productions > Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2016) > On the Set > May 15 – On the set of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ in London
This Wednesday night, Channing announces on Twitter he is joining the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle ! This movie is the follow up to the 2014 sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. Golden Circle is scheduled for a June 16, 2017 release, with Matthew Vaughn returning to direct the continuing adventures of Egerton’s hooligan turned spy, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin. There is no word yet on what Tatum’s role in the film would be. Julianne Moore is rumored to be in the film as the main villain, and Halle Berry for the head of the CIA. Colin Firth may also be returning for the sequel, making fans of the first film scratch their heads given how his storyline in the first movie ended. `
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) April 14, 2016