Were you hoping to see Channing Tatum star in a gay rom-com? Don’t hold your breath. Earlier we reported on a conversation CinemaBlend had with Bridesmaids Paul Feig about a gay rom-com he had which centered around Channing Tatum. It looks like that conversation was either misinterpreted, or Tatum ducked out of the film, because Tatum is definitely not attached to star in the film now.
Reps for Channing Tatum told Indiewire that the story which had Tatum starring in a gay rom-com is “completely not true.” Yes we’re pretty disappointed about it too.
The director for The Heat had Channing Tatum alongside SNL newcomer John Milhiser. Tatum would play the studly man in the relationship with Milhiser, while Milhiser would find his partner’s sexiest man alive status to be too much to handle.
In a conversation with CinemaBlend, Feig had allegedly said that this untitled gay rom-com would turn the genre on its head, and that Tatum would act alongside John Milhiser. It was believable that the two were involved. Channing Tatum has put himself out there in the comedy genre before. This past summer he made a cameo in This Is The End as Danny McBride’s sex slave. We don’t know whether SNL’s Milhiser is spoken for, but his inclusion would make sense given that Feig introduced him to SNL creator Lorne Michaels.
Those who were looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum in another comedy shouldn’t be too sad over the news. Tatum is currently filming the sequel to 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill.
For 22 Jump Street you can expect to see Channing Tatum in new comedic scenarios. MTV caught up with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and the two revealed that the Jump Street program is expanding and much cooler, with a bigger office and flat screens. Of course it’s still in an abandoned church, but we may not be seeing “Korean Jesus” again, as the new church will be across the street and is promised to be “much nicer.”
Are you bummed Channing Tatum won’t star in a gay rom-com?