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Who knew a day would come when Channing Tatum, the guy from the “Step Up” films and Duke from “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” would become a box office draw? Go figure. (And you can thank the ladies for this. I’m not sure there are a lot of guys out there who have ever uttered the phrase, “Dude, it’s a Channing Tatum movie! Let’s go to the midnight showing!” I could be wrong, of course.)
Tatum, who can recently be seen flashing his Channing at female fans everywhere, will be slipping on something more comfortable and decidedly more stars and stripes-ish when he stars and produces a bio flick on the life and times of famed stuntman Evel Knievel.
The film will be based on Stuart Barker’s 2008 book “Life of Evel”, which chronicles the life and career of Evel Knievel (born Robert Craig Knievel), who at the height of his celebrity had endorsements and toys modeled after him. I guess that’s one toy where you’re encouraged to toss it off the roof of your house, huh. Or was that just me?
Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti will produce the untitled bio pic for Sony.
Tatum is coming off three hits in a roll — the lovefest “The Vow”, “21 Jump Street”, and recently, Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike”, a film that was essentially based on Tatum’s brief time as a male stripper. From grinding your crotch in the face of desperate and horny women to Hollywood A-list star. Hell, you could make a movie about that.
Via : THR