'G.I. Joe' Star Channing Tatum Leaps Into 'Parkour'


Channing Tatum


The Duke depicter in upcoming 'G.I. Joe' is going to jump off buildings and such in new feature film project about the extreme sport 'Parkour'.
Hollywood hunk Channing Tatum is going to throw off his assault rifle and do something that he probably never did before, jumping from one rooftop to another. That happens because the 28-year-old actor has been signed to star in a new yet untitled action film for New Line Cinema, "Parkour".

In the movie, Tatum will be playing an undercover New York cop who goes into the world of Parkour to investigate a sneaky bank robbers' group. He will be working under the direction of first time director Richie Smyth.

The film which script is written by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott highlights on Parkour, an extreme sport where practitioners have to overcome obstacles, such as high concrete walls and far gap between rooftops. Prior to this movie, Parkour has been brought to the big screen in various movies, including the recently released "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and "Wanted (2008)".


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