Movie News

Channing Tatum to play Evil Knievel

Movie News

Olivia Marne is a Melbourne-based University graduate and full-time publisher who joined Moviehole in 2011.

Hollywood hottie Channing ‘Magic Mike’ Tatum will next test out his bum-wiggling skills while trying to jump 16 cars on a modified motorcycle!

Tatum is playing legendary stuntman Evil Knievel, in a film he’ll also produce.

Reid Carolin is writing the screenplay for a picture that’ll be produced by Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti, of “The Social Network” fame.

Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter has on the project :

Born Robert Craig Knievel, the stuntman became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps. Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and known for his 433 broken bones. At the height of his celebrity, he gained endorsements from Harley-Davidson and a toy line by the Ideal Toy Company. Knievel died in 2007 at the age of 69.

Tatum isn’t the first actor to assume the famed thrill-seeker. George Hamilton starred in the 1971 film titled Evel Knievel, while Knievel himself toplined the 1977 film Viva Knievel!

The Tatum vehicle is based on Stuart Barker’s 2008 book Life of Evel.

Tatum’s upcoming films include “G.I Joe Retaliation” and “Foxcatcher”.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About OLIVIA MARNE

Olivia Marne is a Melbourne-based University graduate and full-time publisher who joined Moviehole in 2011.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

chewbacca

First look at Chewbacca from Star Wars : The Force Awakens

Brooke CampbellDecember 19, 2014
fireandice

Sony, Rodriguez team for Fire and Ice franchise

Brooke CampbellDecember 19, 2014
davodficher

David Fincher has two TV gigs in the works

Brooke CampbellDecember 19, 2014
theinterview

Interview promo suggests Christmas day release still on!?

Caffeinated ClintDecember 19, 2014
truestory

Trailer : True Story

Caffeinated ClintDecember 19, 2014
daredevil

New Pics : Daredevil, Crimson Peak, Jurassic World

Brooke CampbellDecember 19, 2014
alvin

Walt’s got the next Chipmunks sequel

Caffeinated ClintDecember 19, 2014
alamo

Team America plan f*cked, yeah!

Caffeinated ClintDecember 19, 2014
alittlechaos

Trailer : A Little Chaos

Caffeinated ClintDecember 19, 2014

Login

Lost your password?