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Channing Tatum Teams With 'Mongol' Helmer Sergei Bodrov For 'Blood Brothers'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 20, 2011 3:06 AM
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Admittedly, we haven't seen enough from Channing Tatum's career so far to affirm he'll become a bonafide star one day -- but, damn, if he keeps teaming up with interesting, talented directors, he's gotta be doing something right, right? We mention it almost every time a story about the star pops up but his CV already boasts Michael Mann, Steven Soderbergh, Kimberly Peirce and Kevin MacDonald among those he's worked with (or is planning to) -- not too shabby.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • June 15, 2011 12:23 PM
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Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. Then August, 2011 became the next date everyone was zeroing on, but they too lost that window of opportunity when the deal pushed back the chance to release trailers and posters.

Channing Tatum Will Be Hot For Teacher, 'Bridesmaids' Star Ellie Kemper, In '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2011 1:46 AM
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We can't be the only ones who feel like Ellie Kemper is going to be a giant movie star. The 31-year-old actress, a graduate of Princeton, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Onion and McSweeney's, has been one of the shining lights of "The Office" since her introduction as touched-in-the-head receptionist Erin a couple of seasons back, and after supporting roles in "Mystery Team," "Get Him To The Greek" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," she broke-out on the big-screen in a major way this summer in the mega-hit "Bridesmaids."

Alex Pettyfer To Play A Young Channing Tatum, Opposite Channing Tatum, In Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 12, 2011 12:03 PM
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Um, wow. The idea that Steven Soderbergh was sneaking one more film in before his long-promised retirement, other than the previously announced "Liberace" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," was a surprise. The idea that the bonus picture would be a drama about male strippers, starring part-man, part-tree trunk Channing Tatum, was an even bigger surprise. But further casting's been announced for the film, and it's a real eyebrow-raiser: the director has landed the young star of "I Am Number Four," Alex Pettyfer, to play opposite Tatum. Not only that, but it emerges that Pettyfer will essentially be playing a younger version of the real-life Channing Tatum.

Surprise: Steven Soderbergh To Shoot Stripper Pic 'Magic Mike' Starring Channing Tatum In September

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 6:14 AM
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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' To Shoot In February 2012, 'Liberace' To Follow In The SummerFirst off, Steven Soderbergh does still plan to step away from directing with more or less the same timeline, however he's a workhorse and seeing another interesting project cross his desk -- luckily for us -- he's decided to squeeze in one more picture onto his schedule.

Mel Gibson Says He's Re-Teaming With Randall Wallace For His Next Movie; Is It 'Love And Honor'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 3:25 AM
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Mel Gibson is back. Sort of. After a very rocky 2010, with his personal life spilling in to an ugly mess all over the tabloids, it pretty much seemed like the actor/director's career had tanked. However, it seems that over time, the public, once astonished at the things that came out of Gibson's mouth, are now ready to forgive him. Or least see what he has to offer. "The Beaver" has been getting pretty good reviews, and when it hits theaters on May 20th it will be interesting to see how audiences react. But Gibson is plowing ahead. In an interview with journalist Allison Hope Weiner, given as an exclusive to Deadline, the actor talks about everything in a fairly no-holds-barred interview, but for us, what's most interesting is what he's plotting next.

Jake Johnson Latest To Join Cast Of '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 21, 2011 1:02 AM
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Considering it's the kind of project that we'd normally run a mile from (namely, a big-budget remake of a 1980s TV show that no one really gives a shit about), we're curiously optimistic about "21 Jump Street." Like the show, which launched the career of Johnny Depp, the movie will focus on a group of fresh-faced cops who go undercover in a high school, but the new version is an R-rated action-comedy take on the material, described as "Bad Boys" meets "John Hughes."

Sony Picks Up Channing Tatum's Horrible-Sounding Peter Pan Prequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2011 2:53 AM
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If you'll beg our indulgence for a second, we've got a pitch that we want to put out there, one that we think is our ticket out of this film blogging racket. It's called "Rick," and it's a prequel to the all-time-classic "Casablanca." See, Rick Blaine, as played by Humphrey Bogart, is one of the all time great screen heroes, but you don't really get that much of his backstory. When told that he came to Casablanca "for the waters," a baffled Captain Renault asks "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." To which Rick replies, in one of the all-time-greatest pieces of screenwriting, "I was misinformed."

Rachel Nichols Says Only Duke, Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes Coming Back For 'G.I. Joe 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 4:57 AM
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So Stephen Sommers left (or was kicked off), somewhat bizarrely, "Step Up" director Jon Chu entered and the only question that remained was just who from "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" would be returning for sequel. Turns out, very few people.

Channing Tatum & Billy Ray Team For 'Peter Pan Begins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 12:26 AM
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Have you been itching for an origin story about Peter Pan? No? Well here comes one anyway.

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