Channing Tatum to Lead and Produce 70s Set Crime Thriller at Sony

May 7, 2014
Source: THR

Channing Tatum

Last year was a big one on the big screen for Channing Tatum. The actor appeared in White House Down, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Side Effects and had cameos in This is The End and Don Jon. We've already heard him voice LEGO Superman in The LEGO Movie, and 22 Jump Street isn't too far away. Plus, there could be some awards buzz for his turn in Foxcatcher, arriving later this year. Now Tatum has another project that he will star in and produce to join Magic Mike XXL on his future slate. THR has word that Sony Pictures has Tatum set to lead an untitled 70s crime thriller which he'll produce with his frequent collaborator Reid Carolin.

The two almost considered co-directing the Magic Mike sequel, but weren't ready to make their debut yet. But they will be producing this new film with Chicago and Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, so they're in good company. As for the story, it's based on the true tale of an ordinary family man who decides to risk everything by going undercover to take down the biggest mob boss in the country in the late 1970s. Kristin Gore, who worked with Zadan and Meron on this year's Oscar ceremony, will write the film. It sounds like it's early in development, but definitely sounds promising.

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    Sounds good. I wonder how involved he will really be.




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