It’s official…Channing Tatum has one of America’s Most Wanted Celebrity Body Parts. Mark Wahlberg, Chan, and Tyson Beckford all topped the “Most Desired Male Body” list on the 14th Annual “Famed Hottest Looks” survey. The list, which is compiled by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons Dr. Richard Fleming and Dr. Toby Mayer, is based on their patient’s most popular requests in 2010.
After watching Chan flex his comedic chops in ‘The Dilemma‘ last weekend and tackle a Roman-era dramatic role in ‘The Eagle‘ on February 11, 2011, fans will get a triple dose of the busy actor in ‘Haywire‘ when it hits theaters on April 22, 2011…a mere 7 days before the entire world shuts down to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton in the royal wedding of the century.
‘Haywire‘ is about a black ops spy (Carano) who’s betrayed by her team and goes rogue in an attempt to figure out who’s setting her up. While everyone is on the same side initially, the film supposedly features a lot of duplicity, double crosses, and reversals of allegiances.
Chan (who filmed his role in Barcelona, Spain and New Mexico last February and March) will play one of the elite specialists on Carano’s team. His character is a military gearhead-type who’s sent to try and bring her back in once she’s been double-crossed.
The incredible supporting cast also includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, and Mathieu Kassovitz. Fassbender reportedly plays an untrustworthy teammate, while Douglas ultimately proves to be an ally. McGregor, the owner of the Blackwater-type special ops team (and once a romantic interest to Carano), is instrumental in trying to make her character, Mallory Kane, take the fall for an incident that goes wrong and involves a murder.
21 JUMP STREET
In a recent post, I let you all know that Chan and Jonah Hill were going to star in and executive produce a big-screen adaptation of the popular 80′s television show “21 Jump Street”, which starred Johnny Depp.
“We’re going to try and do it. With every piece of us, we’re going to try to do it…There are a bunch of possible characters he could play. It’s really his pick.” And just for the record, neither of their characters, Tatum said, are related to characters from the original series. So Tatum won’t be, say, the son of Depp’s Tom Hanson. “It’s an entirely new imagination of what ’21 Jump Street’ is…We’re not doing a spoof whatsoever. It will be crazy characters that are in very unreal circumstances sometimes.”
Check out Chan’s new interview below…
The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film with Stephen J. Cannell, who will receive posthumous credit.
Collider also recently got an update on the comedy from Moritz…
“Yeah, I just got the new draft I’m gonna read that one this afternoon as well. We’ve got Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, and we’re really excited about it. I had dinner with the two of those guys like the week before we all took off for a break and they’re really good together and they’re very excited to do the movie together and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Jonah Hill, who penned the script, also talked to MTV about the production schedule and said filming is set to kick off on April 11th in New Orleans.
IMDB is already reporting that ‘21 Jump Street‘ will have a March 16, 2012 theatrical release date in the US and an April 20, 2012 release date in the UK.
SON OF NO ONE
Chan’s crime thriller ‘Son of No One‘ is the closing film for this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will premiere at Park City’s Eccles Theatre on January 28th at 6:15pm (BUY TICKETS HERE).
Today, the Hollywood Reporter released a new poster for the film and had this to say about the Dito Montiel-directed gritty crime drama…
“Dito Montiel, who brought A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints to Sundance in 2006, returns with The Son of No One this year. The film, which is being repped by UTA, WME and Cassian Elwes at the fest, has a high-powered cast (Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta and Juliette Binoche) and is drawing a lot of heat ahead of its closing night slot. There is a P&I screening Monday morning, earlier in the fest.”
‘Son of No One‘ is about two men in post-9/11 New York who are forced to relive two murders they committed as young boys, and their lives start to unravel by the threat of the revelation of these shocking and personal secrets. In addition to Chan, the star-studded cast also includes Katy Holmes (who plays Chan’s character’s wife), Tracy Morgan, Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche and Al Pacino.
The entire film was shot in New York City this past Spring, and fans can check out tons of photos from the film set in the CTU Photo Gallery. I visited the set last April and will finally post the details and exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of Chan, Jenna, and director Dito Montiel here on CTU on January 28th in honor of the world premiere!
Finally, updates have been a bit sparse over the past few days here on CTU, because I have been trying to come up for air after another amazing set visit. I spent a few days with Chan, Jenna, and the cast and crew of ‘Ten Year‘ in New Mexico last week.
They’re truly an incredible bunch (shout out to my new friends Wallace (aka Reid #2), Aaron, and Mr. Londy), and I can’t wait to see the film. Stay tuned to CTU this week for the first of many exclusive updates on the film!
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