Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s longtime friend Adam Shankman (“So You Think You Can Dance” judge and producer of all the ‘Step Up’ films) is also producing this year’s Oscars with Bill Mechanic.
Industry news site Deadline Hollywood is throwing out some Oscar spoilers by reporting that there may be a larger focus on younger viewers this year in the telecast. Supposedly, the way they’re going to achieve that goal is to have up and comers like Chan, Taylor Lautner, and Zac Efron participate in the show.
At this point, this is purely a RUMOR, but Adam did confirm via Twitter that the show will be packed with SYTYCD favorites like “Travis, Ivan, Jaimie, Kayla, Ellenore, Russell, Jakob, Kathryn, Nick Lazzarini, Legacy, Channing, Lil C, Kupono & more”.
It’s a huge honor to be involved with the Oscars in any form or fashion, so if this rumor is true, it would be an awesome achievement for Chan. He’s currently overseas filming Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Knockout‘, but I’m definitely hoping this one pans out and his extremely busy schedule allows him to participate. The bottom line is, I can’t give you a definitive answer on this one yet, but I will definitely keep you posted.