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CHANNING TATUM (Joaquin) will next be seen starring in Sony Pictures Classics'
critically acclaimed Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller and also starring
Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. The film is based on the true story of John du
Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, who built
a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate
and murdered Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Tatum portrays Dave's brother, Mark
Schultz. The film will be released on November 14, 2014.
Currently, he can be seen starring in the blockbuster hit sequel to 21 Jump
Street, 22 Jump Street, opposite Jonah Hill and directed by Chris Miller and
Phil Lord. The film was released on June 13, 2014 and has already grossed over
$234 million worldwide.
In 2015, Tatum will star in Warner Bros.' Jupiter Ascending. The film is written
and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and also stars Mila Kunis. It will be
released on February 6, 2015.
Next, Tatum will begin production on the sequel to the box office hit, Magic
Mike. The film will be directed by Greg Jacobs and written by Reid Carolin.
Warner Bros. will release the film on June 26, 2015. In 2012, Tatum starred in
Magic Mike directed by Steven Soderbergh; the film also starred Matthew
McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Magic Mike was independently
financed and produced by Tatum, Soderbergh and his production partner, Reid
Carolin, who also wrote the script. The film was released on June 29, 2012 and
has grossed over $167 million worldwide.
Tatum recently announced his newly renamed production company, Free Association,
with his two partners, Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Free Association has a feature
film development deal in place at Sony and several projects in development at
Warner Bros. and other studios. On the television side, they recently added a
television development deal with MRC.
At Sony, the company is producing Evel, along with Mike De Luca and Dana
Brunetti. Carolin is currently writing the script with Tatum set to star as Evel
Knievel. Also at Sony, the company will produce Lodi with Neil Meron and Craig
Zaden. The film tells the true story of Lou Peters, a small-town Cadillac dealer
and family man who goes undercover to take down a mob boss. At Warner Bros.,
Free Association will produce The Son, a crime thriller by novelist Jo Nesbo.
In 2013, Tatum starred in Sonys White House Down, directed by Roland Emmerich.
The film also starred Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Richard
Jenkins. That year, Tatum also starred in the crime drama Side Effects directed
by Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine
Zeta-Jones and was released by Open Road on February 8, 2013.
In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Sony Screen Gems box
office hit, Dear John, based on the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks (The
Notebook) bestseller. Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed
the script by Jamie Linden. The film has grossed over $114 million worldwide.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in Paramount Pictures Box office hit, G.I. Joe
directed by Stephen Sommers. Tatum starred opposite Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans
and Dennis Quaid. Tatum also appeared in the sequel, G.I Joe 2: Retaliation,
which was released on March 29, 2013.
In 2011, Tatum starred in the crime thriller The Son of No One, opposite Al
Pacino and Katie Holmes. Also in 2011, Tatum starred in the Roman epic adventure
The Eagle opposite Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.
In 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrance Howard in the Universal/Rogue Pictures
film, Fighting, directed by Dito Montiel. In 2008, Tatum starred in the
Paramount Pictures drama, Stop/Loss by critically acclaimed director Kimberly
Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) and producer Scott Rudin.
In 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham Award
nomination for his powerful role in the independent film, A Guide to Recognizing
Your Saints, which won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance as
well as the dramatic directing award for Dito Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film
Festival. The film was written and directed by Dito Montiel and was based on
Montiel's 2003 memoir of the same title. This powerful coming-of-age drama takes
place in 1980s Astoria and follows Montiel's impoverished and violent life from
his youth (portrayed by Shia LaBeouf) to adulthood (portrayed by Robert Downey
Jr.). His father is portrayed by Chazz Palminteri, and Tatum plays the role of
Antonio, Dito's best friend.
In March 2006, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in the DreamWorks film, She's
the Man. This film is directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Lauren Shuler
In August 2006, Tatum starred in the box office hit, Step Up, directed by Anne
Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman. The film centers around Tyler Gage,
played by Tatum, a street smart juvenile delinquent who gets sentenced to
community service at a high school for the performing arts.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los
Angeles with his wife, Jenna Dewan, and their daughter.
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