Channing Tatum is giving the audience exactly what they want in Magic Mike XXL. In a recent interview with TIME, the co-writer, producer, and star of the upcoming sequel expressed that it’s not only “a lot more fun” than the first, but also has “Joe Manganiello naked as much as possible.” Can we get an amen?!
Steve Carell takes a dark turn in Foxcatcher, the gritty true story of the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz. Working alongside Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, prosthetics and makeup helped the actors become their real life characters. Historically, those who transform themselves tend to receive lots of love come award season. So how well does Carell know other famous (fake) noses in film?
Hot guys can’t be talented actors, humble, and funny, right? It’s just too good to be true. Thankfully, we have Channing Tatum to swoop in and prove us wrong. Now that he’s finished shooting Magic Mike XXL, the star stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote Foxcatcher and play “Box of Lies” with host Jimmy Fallon. Try not to giggle like a schoolgirl when he turns his charm factor all the way up.
When Foxcatcher arrives in theaters this weekend — the dark, true-life drama about the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz (played by Mark Ruffalo) — it may leave you with a looming question, “Wait, is that reallyChanning Tatum?” No, not just because Tatum — like his co-star Steve Carell (who plays eccentric millionaire and Schultz’s murderer, John du Pont) — is virtually unrecognizable due to the film’s stunning physical transformations. It’s because Tatum, as the tortured Olympic wrestler (and Dave’s brother) Mark Schultz, reaches staggering new heights as an actor.
We know we’re supposed to be gushing over Channing Tatum‘s Oscar worthy performance in Foxcatcher right now, but can we talk about Magic Mike XXL for just a second? The sequel to Steven Soderbergh‘s 2012 film doesn’t come out until 2015 and we’re already obsessed, thanks to adorable photos from set. Fact: These guys don’t have to be naked or even semi-naked to melt our hearts.
Blake Lively flaunts her growing baby bump, Channing Tatum says he “never considered [himself] a very smart person,” Scarlett Johansson is offered a role in an anime remake, and more of today’s First Dibs.
You may not see his beautiful body in The Book of Life, but Channing Tatum still exudes the same charm and confidence he brings to live-action roles. Also starringZoe Saldana and Diego Luna, the film is a visual treat for the whole family to enjoy, with a kick-ass soundtrack. Producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez give us a story based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (which was the original title), that deals with love, friendship, family, life, death and everything in between. Literally.
Opening this weekend is yet another adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novels, The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. This makes the ninth Sparks novel to find its way to the big screen with another one (The Longest Ride) coming in April. Since 1999, when his first adaptation appeared in theaters, there have been countless Sparks-like stories to flood theaters. Films, such as The Vow and Remember Me, play on many of the author’s most popular tropes that its hard to know whether or not you’re watching an authentic “Nicholas Sparks Film” (NSF).
We know Channing Tatum is bringing lots of stripper moves to Magic Mike XXL (amen), but he seems more concerned about his 16-month-old daughter Everly eventually watching another one of his movies. “Step Up, she’s going to end up watching a lot,” Tatum revealed at the New York press conference for new movie The Book of Life.” It’s going to be her punishment.” With that new dad glow, the actor talked about his beautiful baby girl and revealed what kind of moves he pulled on wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum that got little Everly born in the first place.