Channing Tatum Considering Major Role in THE HATEFUL EIGHT

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Channing Tatum is currently considering an unknown, yet major role in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming Western, The Hateful Eight, which is reportedly going into production in Colorado next month.

Deadline is reporting that Tatum would join Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and others.

Tatum recently wrapped filming on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to male stripper flick Magic Mike and is set to take on the role of Gambit in the character’s spin off movie.

No one can imagine three years ago, the real-life former stripper who looms sexy and dances really cool, is getting to be cast in a Tarantino movie and everybody thinking that is a good idea. My kudos to him, but hopefully this isn’t replacing Walton Goggins because he was great in the live-read.

The film will be shot on 65mm, but The Weinstein Co. will project it on analog as well so The Hateful Eight will have the widest 70mm film release in over 20 years.

According to THR, the Pulp Fiction writer/director is planning to have the movie ready for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the public reading of the original script,

The Hateful Eight is described as a combination between a Django Unchained-style Western and an Agatha Christie-esque whodunit. It is set in snowy Wyoming a few years after the Civil War. The title refers to a disparate group of travelers who are stranded together in a haberdashery when their stagecoach is forced to stop during a blizzard. The majority of the film takes place in that haberdashery, as the men and women engage in conversation and shootings and Jackson’s character, an African-American Civil War veteran, tries to find out which one of them filed the coffee pot in the room with poison.

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