Channing Tatum Tapped For New Spin On James Bond ‘Red Shirt’
The spy thriller “Red Shirt” is expected to include Channing Tatum as the lead. The 42-year-old actor is set to star in the upcoming movie, which is being directed by David Leitch and is based on a Simon Kinberg original screenplay.
Although there are few facts available about the movie, it is anticipated to be a fresh take on James Bond with the potential to become a franchise.
Along with Leitch and his coworker Kelly McCormick for their 87 North production label and Kinberg for his Genre Films business, Channing is producing through his company Free Association.
The film has received proposals from a number of studios, and a deal may be reached before the Thanksgiving holiday the following week.
It has now been reported that “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” will have a theatrical release in February 2023 rather than just stream on HBO Max. Tatum is expected to reprise his role as stripper Mike Lane in the film.
The film’s director, Steven Soderbergh, has stated that he preferred for it to make its debut on a large screen. He stated: “We are discussing it. Given the evidence, it is difficult to argue that this is a film that should not be watched in a theater. People were traveling in huge groups to watch the “Magic Mike” flicks, mostly women.”
The 59-year-old director acknowledged that “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is probably going to be the last movie in the series, although he did say that spin-offs involving other characters would be possible.
He clarified, “I believe there are still further tasks within what I now view as a bigger “Magic Mike” universe. There are tales that may be told that still incorporate dancing but don’t use Mike Lane and still address the same types of issues.”