‘Sleepwalk With Me’ Trailer Charms; Plus: Channing Tatum Will Play a Daredevil

‘Sleepwalk With Me’ Trailer Charms; Plus: Channing Tatum Will Play a Daredevil

Jul 11, 2012

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Stripper Turned Daredevil: Riding high this year on the basis of starring in The Vow, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike (above), Channing Tatum is planning to take his movie game to new heights. He will produce and star in a film based on the life of Evel Knievel, a motorcyle stunt driver who became famous in the 1970s for his televised attempts to jump cars, trucks, and the Snake River Canyon; Knievel held the world record for “most bones broken in a lifetime”: 433. George Hamilton starred in a previous bio-pic, and Knievel appeared as himself in Viva Knievel! [The Hollywood Reporter]

New Bloodsucker: Recently we heard that Eli Roth would be returning to the director’s chair to make indie horror-thriller The Green Inferno this fall. Now comes word that Roth is in talks to direct Harker, a big studio project with Russell Crowe attached to star … as Dracula (?!). The lead role is a Scotland Yard detective and remains to be cast in this reimagining of Bram Stoker’s novel. If all goes well, Harker will shoot next year. [Deadline]

Stretching Things: A big-screen version of toy action figure Stretch Armstrong has been in the development stage for years, with Twilight’s Taylor Lautner attached at one point to star. Now Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara) is in negotiations to direct, based on a script by Dean Georgaris. This is the kind of crazy property that cries out for an actor with a strong sense of humor, so we’ll hope for the best. [Heat Vision]

Sleepy Time: Following up on a great poster, the new trailer for Sleepwalk With Me plays fresh and funny. Director Mike Birbiglia stars as a stand-up comic dealing with the pressures of his career and the challenges of his relationship with Lauren Ambrose, among other anxieties. Look for a quote from our very own Jacob S. Hall! [The Film Stage]

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