Movie News in 60 Seconds: Channing Tatum, Spy; Comedy Filmmaker Turns Romantic; Warren Beatty’s New Leading Lady

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Channing Tatum, Spy; Comedy Filmmaker Turns Romantic; Warren Beatty’s New Leading Lady

Nov 15, 2011

The Fighter

Stripper to Secret Agent: Bradley Cooper recently dropped out of the running to replace George Clooney in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and now Channing Tatum (above, in Fighting) is under consideration by director Steven Soderbergh. Tatum plays a stripper in Soderbergh’s upcoming Magic Mike, based on Tatum’s real-life experiences. (Deadline)

Comedy Director Lines Up Romance: Columbia is in negotiations to acquire the rights to Q, a novel by Evan Mandery, for David Gordon Green (Your Highness, The Sitter) to direct. The novel revolves around a man who is visited by a series of future selves urging him on a path of personal improvement, with the only constant being his undying love for a woman known as Q. (Screen Daily)

Meet Howard Hughes’ New Girlfriend: Writer/director Warren Beatty has chosen the leading lady of his planned film about Howard Hughes. Felicity Jones, who is currently appearing in the indie romantic drama Like Crazy, will play a woman who first romances Hughes’ driver before falling for the legendary millionaire, to be played by Beatty. (Deadline)

Stars Join Protest: The six-year jail sentence -- and 20-year ban -- of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has recently been confirmed by the courts in that land, prompting a protest at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Actor Willem Dafoe, director Joe Dante, jury members, and festival staff joined a public demonstration in protest. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actors Lose Their Voices: Actors have occasionally discovered to their dismay that their voices have been dubbed by other actors in the post-production process. Add to that list James Howson, who stars as Heathcliff in Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. Howson “felt really hurt” to learn of the dub job; the mystery voice actor has not come forward. (The Guardian UK)

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