Channing Tatum As Riley? We'll See...

The new GI Joe: The Rise of The Cobra Trailer with Channing Tatum --


As you may have heard, during a recent interview Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter of both Twilight and New Moon, said this about Channing:

"There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well. And there are some complexities to that character. He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

So did Rosenberg think of Tatum because she was the screenwriter for Step Up starring him only a few short years ago? I still remember him as Lyle from Coach Carter:

I think we would all be happy to see him as Riley. Personally, his figure of reminds me of Emmett in the series, but there is something a bit more dark and dangerous about him, which is why I can image him as one of the bad vampires. Plus, what would Eclipse be with more TwiHunks? I'm glad that the eye candy of the saga seems to be growing exponentially.

Recently Just Jared posted pictures of Channing running in West Hollywood. It seems the actor is either just trying to stay in shape or trying to keep his beefy body for more roles. Who knows if he wants to keep within the action genre for now and maybe branch out later. If that is the plan, I think filming Eclipse would definitely help solidify his celebrity status. Plus, he would only be in the one movie giving him ample opportunity to fill other roles.

Earlier today Cali Twilighter showed us a video about Channing reponding to Eclipse remors. Did he not hear the paps question? Or did you feel there was some hesitation there? Some of the major rumors for New Moon happened to be Dakota Fanning, Vanessa Hudgens, and Anne Lynn McCord, but that only turned out to be 1 out of 3.

As for now, Eclipse is supposedly going to be filmed starting after the TwiCon in August, while GI Joe has a release date of August 7th. Will this mean that Channing will be too busy promoting his newest film? We know that he is lined up for a few movies to be released in 2010, but he is not filming currently. There are only a few more months to go, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

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Tags: channing tatum, eclipse, melissa rosenberg, riley

Comment by Jacksons Girl (adoptive TwiMom) on May 12, 2009 at 5:53pm
*sigh*

*drool*

sorry.. what were we talkin about?
Comment by Katina Mae on May 12, 2009 at 6:10pm
That's totally why I chose that pic.
Comment by Frances on May 12, 2009 at 6:12pm
Omg..I wish there was a pic without that stupid towel in the way.

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