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In the Works: Paul Feig Likes Channing Tatum for Gay Romantic Comedy UPDATED

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 11, 2013 at 1:34PM

Paul Feig is one cool guy. The director of hits "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" recently spoke with Cinema Blend, revealing that he's working on a gay romantic comedy with Channing Tatum attached to star. UPDATE: Not so fast, counters Vulture. Tatum was just pie-in-the-sky casting.
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Paul Feig is one cool guy. The director of hits "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" recently spoke with Cinema Blend, revealing that he's working on a gay romantic comedy and would love Channing Tatum attached to star. UPDATE: Not so fast, counters Vulture. Tatum was just pie-in-the-sky casting.

Paul Feig
Paul Feig

Set in the movie is John Milhiser, one of the latest additions to the new SNL cast. Reportedly the story centers on an Average Joe (Milhiser, we're guessing) whose self-esteem and confidence are tested when he gets romantically involved with a super sexy, super cool Dream Guy (Tatum, we're guessing).

No title or word yet on a proposed production start. As the Playlist points out, the (admittedly very inchoate) plot synopsis sounds a bit cliche. But, then again, so did the concept of an adrift woman tested by the onset of her best friend's wedding, and "Bridesmaids" turned out brilliantly.

Meanwhile, director Kimberly Peirce recently opened up about a queer comedy, "Butch Academy," she's long had in the works at Universal, and is now taking a new pass at the script

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.