Channing Tatum to Be Daredevil in Evel Knievel Biopic


Channing Tatum


Tatum is close to star as the iconic stunt performer in addition to co-producing the film along with the producers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

Hot on heels of the news that Nina Arianda has been cast as Janis Joplin in a biopic called "Joplin", another actor is circling a movie based on the life story of an iconic figure. It was none other than Channing Tatum who is eyeing to star in a film about daredevil Evel Knievel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum is set to pull off his biggest stunt yet by negotiating with Columbia Pictures to join the project. He is also in talks to serve as the producer along with Reid Carolin, who is also hired to pen the screenplay.

Joining Tatum and Carolin as the producers are Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti. The duo worked on "The Social Network" and have recently been tapped to produce the much-talked-about "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.

The untitled Evel Knievel biopic is based on Stuart Barker's 2008 book "Life of Evel". Knievel himself, who suffered 344 broken bones throughout his career, was famously known for his motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980. He's also known for his stars-and-stripes getup when doing his stunt. The iconic daredevil died in 2007 at the age of 69.

As for Tatum, after recently starring in male stripper film "Magic Mike", he will reunite with director Steven Soderbergh in "The Bitter Pill". His other upcoming movies include "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", "Foxcatcher", "White House Down", "Jupiter Ascending" and "Lego: The Piece of Resistance".

© AceShowbiz.com


More Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic News

MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  3. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  4. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  5. Angelina Jolie Demands Brad Pitt to Keep the Kids Away From Jennifer Aniston
  6. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  7. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  8. Tyrese Gibson Slams Haters Over Mixed-Race Marriage, Defends New Bride
  9. Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson Heartbroken Nearly a Decade Ago
  10. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering

CELEBS PHOTO