If you’re a fan of the Twilight books and/or movies, then you may find today’s news item even more interesting than most…

E! News is reporting that at least one very important person in the movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire love story thinks Channing Tatum would be perfect to play bad-boy vampire Riley in Eclipse, the third in the four-book series.

“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well,” Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who is currently writing the Eclipse script, told E! News this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival benefit for the Writers Guild Foundation.

“And there are some complexities to that character,” she adds. “He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

Ironically, my friend Wendy, who’s a HUGE Twilight fan, said the exact same thing to me last week. From what she’s told me about the character, it seems to fit well with Chan’s love of physical, yet dramatic, roles.

Only time will tell on this one, but knowing Chan’s fan base as I do, I think the prospect of a role in the Twilight series would be pretty exciting to fans far and wide.

What do you all think about Channing Tatum joining the cast of Twilight?

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16 Responses to RUMOR OR REEL?: Twilight Screenwriter Says Bring On Channing Tatum!!!

  1. Brandi says:

    I would LOVE to see Chan in Eclipse!! I read all the books..although I wasnt a huge fan of the Twilight movie, I thought the book was better. I would still love it if he took on that role!

  2. Noelle says:

    OMG, woohoo, I love the Twilight series and I would love to see Channing in Eclipse, he would be perfect for the part!!

  3. Christina says:

    It’s kind of a small role for a pretty well known actor. I mean, a year ago, maybe, but he’s doing to some pretty big roles to go back to something that’s such a minor character.

  4. Bam17 says:

    Channing is such an amazing actor. I think that would be really cool to get someone like him to play Riley.

  5. susy says:

    well as a twilight fan and a channing fan also i think he would also do great in eclipse and it will make the movie that much more better and i think it would be a hitt! i vote channing tatum for the next vampire. :)

  6. devynalexis0007 says:

    I like the books better than the movie also. And I love Channing hes so gorgeous. Riley isn’t that big of a part tho. I think if Channing Tatum is cast in the movie it should be in a bigger role. So he’s in the movie a lot (hopefully without a shirt on! An dancing!) He could be a male stripper vampire!!! OMG thats perfect!!!

  7. devynalexis0007 says:

    Unless they have Victoria and Riley cllips all through out the movie. Then that might work. As long as he’s in the movie ALOT

  8. Jenny says:

    I hope they do cast Chan as Riley! I love the Twilight books and movie so I’m really happy about this, even if it’s nothing official. Though the role of Riley is quite small, I don’t think Channing will mind if he wants the role since he doesn’t seem like the kind of person to reject a role just because he isn’t playing the main character. As happy about this as I am, I have a feeling Channing won’t be into this… I just can’t imagine Channing in a movie like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

  9. Danielle says:

    I think Channing would be a great vampire. Hes so gorgeous already then you add the mystery that comes with being a vampire…. Genious!!

  10. Charlotte says:

    I agree with Danielle, How Genious!
    I would love to see Channing in a casting role like this. He is Hott and he is such a great actor. The fact of playing a Vampire make it seem even Hotter! What more could you ask for…LOL!!!
    Pure Genious!!!

  11. Basse says:

    all these movies about people thinking theyre super human and others dont understand em is getting more and more pathetic and annoying to hear and see.

    Tatum is a great and cool actor and id hate to see him in one of these movies

  12. Wendy says:

    Well, I think that Wendy girl obviously knows what she is talking about ;)

  13. Lauri says:

    Okay, I LOVE channing!!!!! But I’m also a HUGE twilight fan. I really don’t think Channing would be right for the role… Riley is a YOUNG teenage boy in the book, not a man… Can Channing do the role and do it well..no doubt!!! But he’s to old for that part… They should have cast him as Edward..forget pattinson, Channing could have played the role SOOOO much better!

  14. Candace says:

    I think it would be awesome. I love the Twilight Saga, and Channing is my favorite actor. I hope he gets the role.

  15. Kelly(: says:

    Twilight Saga + Channing Tatum = LOVE<3

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