First Angelina - now Channing Tatum is looking to take a break from acting! Well, only for a year anyway.
The Magic Mike actor has revealed that he will be stepping away from the camera in order to get behind it. Tatum - who has starred in five films in 2012 alone with four more on the way - talked about his hopes to collaborate with his production partner Reid Carolin in the upcoming year:
"[Reid and I] have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in the hopper. By the end of next year, we're going to shut things down and write the first thing that we're going to direct. We're going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let's take a few and really get caring about that section of our career."
The actor - who was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year - definitely isn't disappearing from the acting world, as he's due to star in a sequel to Magic Mike and a biopic on daredevil Evel Knievel.
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Channing Tatum thinks that his kiss with Rachel McAdams in The Vow wasn't as good as hers with Ryan's Gosling in The Notebook.
The 32-year-old actor is up for the Best Kiss accolade at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, but isn't confident his smooch in the film is of the same caliber that his 31-year-old rival brought to the romantic scenes. Ryan and Rachel, 33, won in the same category in 2005 and recreated their lip lock on stage while accepting the award.
Jonah Hill thinks Channing Tatum was "perfect" for the role of Greg Jenko in 21 Jump Steet.
The 28-year-old actor - who co-wrote the script for new action comedy - explained the GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra star was the only person who would be "ballsy" enough to take on the part of the undercover police officer.
"We pictured it would be me and an action star. That was kind of the idea, we wanted someone who was known for action movies who was willing to play with that persona and be in a totally different kind of film. And Channing is the best person working in that field I think, and he was ballsy enough to take a leap of faith and do something different," he said.
Jonah admitted filming 21 Jump Street - which is based on the 80s TV show of the same name - often resulted in a number of impromptu scenes coming about as a consequence of the duo constantly "messing around" on set.
Rooney Mara has replaced Blake Lively in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.
The 26-year-old actress - who recently won an Oscar-nomination for her performance in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - will now play the leading role of Emily Hawkins in the movie about a woman with a prescription drug addiction, Deadline.com reports. Her problems increase when she is forced to come to terms with her husband being released from prison after three years, and she begins an affair with her doctor.
Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also set to star in the movie, which has been written by Scott Z. Burns. Greg Jacobs and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing the film, and shooting begins in April.
The role will be Rooney's first major signing since appearing in the English language version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo alongside Daniel Craig.
And yet another delay, most likely prompting more haunted production gossip: Bradley Cooper has quit The Crow. The Hangover star was due to play the main character in the remake of the 1994 supernatural action movie, but has pulled out because of his busy schedule.
Cooper will start shooting David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook in the autumn and then immediately begins filming Paradise Lost - the same time The Crow is set to be made. Although a replacement for Cooper is yet to be decided, Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg are reportedly being considered, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Plans for the sequel to GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra are underway, and at least one cast member isn’t too happy about it. Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett in the first film, just broke the news via Twitter: only three cast members from the first flick are returning.
She isn’t one of them (sorry, Rachel Nichols fans). Channing Tatum will reprise his role as Duke, Ray Park will come back as Snake Eyes and Lee Byung-hun is set to play Storm Shadow.
If Nichols is correct, Jon Chu is directing a sequel that will leave Scarlett, Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), Sergeant Stone (Brendan Fraser), General Hawk (Dennis Quaid) and Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) completely out of the franchise.
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Fairy tales are in again. Red Riding Hood is poised to make a killing at the box office, two Snow White adaptations are on the way and now, Peter Man is looking for a Hollywood home.
According to rumor, actor Channing Tatum and writer Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Breach) are shopping around a new take on the old Peter Pan story, something of an origin story for the title character. The project is called Pan. It’s almost certain that one of the studios will snap this project up, particularly if Red Riding Hood draws a big audience when it opens March 11.
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MacGruber star Ryan Phillippe recently confirmed to MTV News that he will be auditioning for the part of Steve Rogers, the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America.
“I actually am going in to meet on Captain America, which is kind of cool. After Superman, he was kind of my favorite,” Phillippe said about the superhero.
Ryan, however, faces stiff competition for the role. Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe) are also believed to be in contention.
A shortlist for the female lead of Golden Girl reportedly includes Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt and Alice Eve. Meanwhile, Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) has been cast as Captain America’s adversary, the Red Skull.
The film - which is being directed by The Wolfman filmmaker Joe Johnston - is scheduled for release in July 2011.
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Something tells me we’ll be seeing more collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton soon.
Alice in Wonderland, the latest project from the famous movie-making team, unfolded to a whopping $116 million over the Oscar weekend. Disney’s 3-D adaptation had the best open ever for a non-sequel and the largest debut for any winter release outside of the holiday season. (And we thought Passion of the Christ‘s $83.8 million looked good six years ago.)
Tim Burton’s entry gave the director his best first weekend to date (compared to the $68.5 million Planet of the Apes grossed in 2001). The movie did, though, come in second to Johnny Depp’s personal high. (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men’s Chest raked in $135.6 million in 2006.)
Alice also topped all 3-D openers…including Avatar. (Granted, James Cameron did have a blizzard to contend with at the time.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Horror, Music, Romance, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
When is a second place finish considered good news? When it’s the biggest debut you’ve had in your career.
Despite recently being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight and losing out to Shutter Island, Kevin Smith still has something to smile about. His latest directorial project, Cop Out, opened to $18.2 million over the weekend. That figure surpasses his previous best of $11.1 million for 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
And while Bruce Willis has clearly seen better days, he hasn’t in some time. Fortunately, his comedic partnership with Tracy Morgan raised over $3 million more than his last major outing, Surrogates, did last September.
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