We got to hear their voices in The Book of Life, the visually striking animated feature riffing on the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and now we get to see Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, and Ice Cube talk about the bold and innovative film in a featurette, exclusively on Yahoo Movies.
Channing Tatum has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, according to an official announcement from the Weinstein Company. The Wyoming-based Western, which takes place “six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War,” is about a motley crew of travelers trapped inside a haberdashery during a blizzard.
Michael Strahan has won over the morning masses as Kelly Ripa’s talk show co-host on Live! And now the former Giants great is adding another line to his résumé: scantily-clad movie star. The NFL Hall of Famer announced this morning on Live! With Kelly and Michael that he will be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel Magic Mike XXL — apparently as one of star Channing Tatum’s fellow strippers. The surprising casting comes after repeat appearances by Tatum on the show where he (presumably jokingly) asked Strahan if he’d appear in the sequel to the 2012 hit.
The cast of Magic Mike XXL is taking shape — the female cast, that is. Jada Pinkett Smith is the latest actress to sign on for the Magic Mike sequel, in a role originally intended for a man. “Yes, you know, Channing and Gregory and Warner Bros. really took a chance,” Smith said Monday morning on The Queen Latifah Show.
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Channing Tatum is used to taking a beating on-screen — just look at "G.I. Joe" or "Fighting" — but he's lucky he didn't end up in the E.R. during the shoot for "Foxcatcher," which premiered to stellar reviews at the Cannes Film Festival this week. At a lunch with reporters on Tuesday on the Croisette, Tatum recalled the numerous injuries he sustained while playing professional wrestler Mark Schultz. "You're just throwing bodies around and you get caught in different angles." During an especially rough scene, he asked Mark Ruffalo, who plays his brother (Olympian wrestler David Schultz), "to just slap the sh-- out of me and get it over with," Tatum recalls.
The film that was last year’s Oscar race reject took a sharp turn toward awards season glory on Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. Based on the true story of mentally disturbed millionaire heir—and killer—John E. du Pont, Foxcatcher got a round of jubilant applause and shouts of approval from international press members who screened the film on Monday ahead of the film's gala premiere. "Steve Carell is an Oscar lock," wrote Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, who compares the 51-year-old actor’s onscreen transformation to Jared Leto’s Oscar-winning turn as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, using in this case a ”prosthetic nose (a la Nicole Kidman in The Hours), false teeth, and a receding hairline.” Setoodeh also notes that Sony Pictures Classics hasn’t decided yet whether to submit the 51-year-old actor’s name in the lead or supporting Oscar categories. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter shared the sentiment, saying his take on du Pont—who killed Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz in 1996—is a career changer for Carell.
The true-life Channing Tatum/Steve Carell drama Foxcatcher, about the wealthy scientist/philanthropist/Olympic wrestling coach/murdererer John du Pont (Carell), was supposed to have been released last winter as a presumably sure-fire Oscar contender, but was postponed until November 2014. The highly anticipated film finally premieres at Cannes today, and Yahoo Movies has the first clip: Those who last saw Carell in Anchorman 2 (or ignored him in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) won’t recognize the dramatically and physically transformed actor, buried under prosthetics and adopting du Pont’s halting cadence. Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) directed the film, which focuses on how du Pont — a descendant of the French aristocrat who founded the DuPont chemical company —recruited two-time world champion freestyle wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz (Tatum) to train at du Pont’s Foxcatcher Farm facility at his Pennsylvania estate, and, in January 1996, gunned down the athlete’s brother (played by Mark Ruffalo), also a gold-medal winning wrestler, in his own driveway.
By now you may be familiar with the ‘Epic Split’ commercial that Jean-Claude Van Damme recently filmed for Volvo Trucks, in which the 53-year-old action veteran proves that his legs are still pretty bendable — and, apparently, that he has complete faith in the “stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering” as twin trucks drive backwards in perfect unison as he balances between them. And that someone is Magic Mike himself. More or less in character as Jenko, his “21 Jump Street” persona, Channing Tatum performed his own ‘Epic Split’ (or ‘Sorta Epic Kinda Split’ anyway) while filming the upcoming sequel, “22 Jump Street.” Like JCVD, he prepares for this astonishing physical feat with a moment of personal introspection in solemn voice-over before demonstrating “the stability and precision of the food carts” on the set of the action comedy.