The Playlist is exclusively reporting that Channing Tatum has been cast in Steven Soderbergh’s next movie. For those who don’t know, Soderbergh has a huge laundry list of successful projects that includes films like Julia Roberts’ award-winning drama Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen. Here’s what the site is reporting…
If what The Playlist is reporting is true, then I want to say a BIG congrats to CHAN!! I haven’t had a chance to confirm the story yet, but I did recently hear Chan mention that he may be filming another movie before ‘Son of No One‘, which puts this report in the realm of possibility as far as I’m concerned.
Another rumor that recently hit the airwaves….
Although it was news to Chan yesterday at the ‘Dear John‘ press junket, it was recently reported that writers (Zombieland’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) have been hired for ‘G.I. Joe 2′. So if the recent Collider.com report is true, the sequel to ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra‘ may be yet another project that our busy bee will film in 2010 or 2011.
Finally, I was able to attend a press screening for Chan’s movie ‘Dear John‘, which hits theaters on February 5th. I will post a full review of the film and story about my day at the press junket on CTU closer to the release date.
But I do have to tell you that ‘Dear John‘ is hands-down the most beautiful and heartfelt performance I’ve ever seen from Chan. I was a blubbering mess and could not have been more proud of what I saw. I really feel that you all are going to truly fall in love the film. Stay tuned, because I’ll post more about ‘Dear John‘ soon!
UPDATE (1/11/2010): Chan told me that the rumors are true. He will be working on ‘Knockout’ with Soderbergh, and he’ll be filming in Barcelona in February. CONGRATS to Chan for landing another great role with such an accomplished director. His career continues to be on fire, and I think it couldn’t happen to a better person!