by Scott Campbell for Collider.com
Netflix has revealed the first images from America: The Motion Picture, which is shaping up to be one of the more insane animated movies in recent memory. The film hits the streaming service on June 30, and comes with a stacked roster of talent on either side of the recording booth.
A wildly tongue-in-cheek look at the American Revolution, Channing Tatum voices a buff and chainsaw-wielding George Washington, who assembles a team to take on Benedict Arnold and King James. Washington’s cohorts include a beer-swilling Sam Adams, renowned scientist Thomas Edison, acclaimed equestrian Paul Revere and an angry Geronimo in what sounds as though it’ll be an animated cross between The Avengers and Mel Gibson’s The Patriot, which is kind of awesome if we’re being honest.
Archer executive producer Matt Thompson directs from a script by Wonder Woman and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scribe Dave Callaham, with Tatum listed as one of the producers alongside partner Reid Carolin, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also on board.
The voice cast includes Simon Pegg as King James, Judy Greer as Martha Dandridge, Bobby Moynihan as Paul Revere and Raoul Trujillo as Geronimo. The ensemble additionally features Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Will Forte, Andy Samberg and many more, although their roles haven’t been confirmed as of yet.
One of the main creative driving forces behind Archer teaming up with Lord and Miller for an adult-orientated animated romp sounds like something to get excited about, especially given the latter duo’s propensity and track record when it comes to top-tier animated content.
As well as writing and directing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The LEGO Movie, Lord and Miller were heavily involved in the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and produced Netflix’s upcoming The Mitchells vs. the Machines, which has been collecting rave reviews ahead of its addition to the platform this coming Friday.
by Amanda N’Duka for Deadline
Channing Tatum is in final talks to co-star opposite Sandra Bullock in The Lost City of D, the forthcoming Paramount Pictures feature, which is being directed by Adam and Aaron Nee. Bullock is also producing the pic via her Fortis Films along with Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions
Described as a Romancing The Stone-style romantic comedy, the film follows a reclusive romance novelist (Bullock) who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum), until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.
Dana Fox penned the screenplay based on an idea by Seth Gordon, who is also producing under his Exhibit A Films banner.
by Justin Kroll for Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of their hit 21 Jump Street movies, Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their next movie on which to team up, this time focusing on a classic movie character. Sources tell Deadline that Universal Pictures, Lord Miller and Free Association are developing an untitled monster project, described as a modern-day, tongue-in-cheek thriller inspired by Universal’s classic monster legacy with Tatum set to star. Reid Carolin had the original idea for the project and wrote the treatment. Wes Tooke is writing the script.
Lord and Miller will produce for their Lord Miller production banner alongside Tatum, Carolin and Peter Kiernan, who will produce through their Free Association banner. Aditya Sood, president of Lord Miller, will also produce. This project reteams Tatum and Free Association with Lord and Miller as they previously worked on the 21 Jump Street franchise together, successfully launching both careers as superstar talents.
Although plot details are being kept under wraps about which beloved character this will focus on, like the studio’s recent success with the $130 million-grossing hit The Invisible Man the project is a bold genre reinvention of one of the studio’s most beloved characters from the Monsters Universe.
SVP Production Jay Polidoro and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the production on behalf of Universal. Will Allegra will oversee for Lord Miller. Michael Parets will oversee for Free Association.
Tatum is currently in production on his directorial debut Dog, which he is both starring in and co-directing with Carolin, and produced by their Free Association. Tatum recently announced he has written his first children’s book, The One and Only Sparkella, which is in presale now for a May 2021 release.
Lord & Miller have stayed busy over the past several months on both the film and TV fronts. Over the summer they signed on to star in the untitled astronaut action pic at MGM starring Ryan Gosling. Their Apple TV series The Afterparty just announced an all-star cast that includes Dave Franco, and they are also developing a Clone High reboot at MTV Studios.
Tooke is one of the rising writing stars in town after cutting his teeth as an EP on Colony for Ryan Condal and a co-executive producer for Dave Callaham on Jean-Claude Van Johnson. He is currently developing an untitled series at Apple. On the film side he penned the recent World War II pic Midway.
Tooke is represented by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Jonathan Shikora at Lichter Grossman. Lord Miller is represented by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. Tatum, Carolin and Free Association are represented by CAA, Relevant and Hansen, Jacobson.
No idea if this film will have similarities to the 21 Jump Street films, especially since Lord & Miller won’t be writing or directing the film. That said, the first film not only showed the directing duo were more then capable at directing live-action films after only previously directing animated films, but also showed Tatum’s comedic timing and acting range in the series. See below one of the classic scenes from the film.
I have added more pictures of Channing while on set for his upcoming movie ‘Dog’. You can check them out now via the link below.
I have added pictures of Channing while on set for his upcoming movie ‘Dog. You can check them out now via the link below.
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It’s already been a crazy ride. And we’ve only just begun. And if we survive the rest, it will be one of the most insane stories that I’ve ever been a part of. And I’ve been a part of some pretty crazy ones in this life of mine. This photo is from our first day of production on the first movie that my partner Reid and I are directing. This is our story. It’s taken us two years to get it to the starting line. The next eight weeks will be like riding a bull on sickmode in ludicrous speed. God be with us. In Dog we trust. #DogMovie @dogthefilm
Ella is excited for her first day at a new school.
Glimmering pencil case? Check!
Shimmering backpack? Check!
Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check!
But her first day doesn’t go quite as planned: Her new classmates don’t like her disco-ball shoes, her PB&J-with-sprinkles sandwich, or her rainbow-y unicorn painting.
Ella decides to try to be less sparkly at school the next day so the other kids won’t make fun of her. But with a little help from her dad, she soon learns the importance of just being herself, no matter what other people say.