The Kidd here...
How quickly things change once you get a couple of good performances under your belt? Months ago, I wouldn't have been all that interested in finding out what film Channing Tatum might be doing next, and when I did find out, i would have been skeptical as to whether it could have possibly been any good or not. Now with 21 JUMP STREET and MAGIC MIKE in the rear view, Tatum's got some momentum, so when potential projects for him start springing up, I'm more inclined to believe that he can handle them.
That's why I'm quite intrigued by the idea of Tatum playing Evel Knievel in a biopic about the daredevil based on Stuart Barker's 2008 book Life of Evel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum would also executive-produce the film under his Iron Horse Entertainment banner for Columbia Pictures, with his partner Reid Carolin taking on the writing duties.
Barker's book takes a look at the last few years of his life leading up to Knievel's death in 2007, while also examining his career and the variety of stunts he attempted to pull of.
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