Channing Tatum Could Star in ’50/50′ Director’s Next Project

By November 1, 2013


Let it never be said that Channing Tatum isn’t interested in mixing it up when it comes to his cinematic projects (sure, you can say it, but it just won’t be true). The latest potential project for the actor is a new feature from Jonathan Levine, director of such films as 50/50, Warm Bodies, and The Wackness, who is writing and directing the new movie.

THR reports that Tatum is currently in early talks to star in the film and, should he sign on for the part, he and his producing partner Reid Carolin (who most recently wrote the magic that was Magic Mike) would also produce through their Iron Horse Entertainment banner. While “early talks” always sounds a bit nebulous, Tatum’s interest in also producing the picture signals that he’s very interested in it indeed, but good luck finding out just what he’s interested in, because all we know at this point is that the film is called Bad Romance.


The film’s plotline is being kept under wraps at this time, but it’s safe to assume this one isn’t a Lady Gaga biopic (though it does seem possible that the pop star’s eponymous song might make the soundtrack, no matter what this film ends up being about – synergy, people!). Levine’s style has always tended to lean towards the darkly comic, so we’ll simply have to go on that and hope for the best.

If Tatum does come on to star in the film, it will join his already very crowded slate of upcoming projects, including a film about Evel Knievel, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, the delayed Foxcatcher, voicework in The LEGO Movie, and the currently filming 22 Jump Street.

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Kate Erbland
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