Today’s Video of the Week is Channing Tatum’s 2007 movie ‘The Trap‘. The film was created for the 2007 Glamour Reel Moments short film series, was directed by Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson, and stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aisha Tyler, Camilla Belle, Gia Carides, Johanna Day, and Greg Butler.

It tells the story of a middle-aged woman named Maggie (played by Jeanne Tripplehorn) stuck in a rut and afraid to take risks, until one day, she does. Maggie’s journey of self-discovery begins with a shaky start when she pulls up to an address in a seedy part of town. But after an unforgettable night of opening up to unexpected possibilities, her life will never be the same again.

Ironically, the DVD for this movie released via Clinique makeup counters when I visited Chan on the New York set of his film ‘Fighting’. He hadn’t seen it yet, and I had just picked up my copy the day before, so he watched it on his laptop in the set trailer. My claim to fame is that I showed him his own movie for the very first time. I know. I’m completely lame, but it was still pretty cool.

Without further ado, ‘The Trap‘…

Glamour Reel Moments is an award-winning short film series inspired by essays written by Glamour magazine’s readers, who dramatized their real-life moments. The goal of Glamour Reel Moments is to create new opportunities for women to get behind the camera and direct a short film for the first time.

The 2007 series included short films by first-time directors Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, and Kate Hudson, and in addition to Channing Tatum, stars top talent such as Jeanne Tripplehorn, Winona Ryder, Chevy Chase, Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, and Kurt Russell.

Thanks to @JolindaDanielle for asking about the film, thus giving me the idea for this post!

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One Response to VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Channing Tatum in ‘The Trap’

  1. Ray Pierce says:

    This was such a fun memory. This was based on a true story written by one of my students. Rita brought me in to install the trapeze gear, teach everyone to fly… and eventually to play the “catcher” in the film. Channing was a blast to work with and loved it so much he wanted me to set up a flying trapeze in his backyard. Thanks for reminding me about this film!

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