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Hey Tom Cruise, Johnny Carson, George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Channing Tatum And Others: SAG Owes You Money But Can’t Find You

Hey Tom Cruise, Johnny Carson, George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Channing Tatum And Others: SAG Owes You Money But Can’t Find YouEXCLUSIVE: The Screen Actors Guild exists to collect wages and benefits and disperse them to dues-paying members, but a Deadline investigation begs a multimillion-dollar question: Why are so many living and deceased thesps owed unclaimed residual checks worth $40 million, money that is drawing interest for the union’s general fund? The roll call of Who’s Owed is a Hollywood Who’s Who, including more than 75 Oscar-winning actors or their estates and dozens of Emmy winners who likely are unaware they are owed residuals. A union spokesperson tells Deadline the union is working to locate those members, but it is difficult because people change agents and don’t notify the union, or they move and mailed checks are returned by the post office and never cashed.

Still, could it really be that hard to find some of these performers? Deadline found that if you threw a rock on the red carpet of any major industry event, chances are you’d hit somebody SAG owes money to.

Jodie Foster Warren BeattyLike: reigning Best Actress Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, and Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell, and former Oscar host Steve Martin. Or Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Jodie Foster, Warren Beatty, Jay Leno, Sally Field, Sean Connery, Christopher Plummer, Channing Tatum, James Franco, Jim Carrey, Sharon Stone, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Zac Efron and Andrew Garfield.

The music side of the ledger of Who’s Owed reads like a wing … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Channing Tatum & Steve Carell In ‘Foxcatcher’

By | Wednesday July 2, 2014 @ 11:06am PDT

Hot Trailer: Channing Tatum & Steve Carell In ‘Foxcatcher’Bennett Miller‘s true crime drama Foxcatcher has a new teaser courtesy of Sony Classics. This one zeroes in on Channing Tatum‘s Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose drive to be the best and win gold for America leads him into an increasingly unhealthy relationship with mentor, coach, benefactor, and multimillionaire paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont. Foxcatcher unveiled an early Cannes teaser in May highlighting Steve Carell as du Pont (watch it here). The early awards-buzzer also stars Mark Ruffalo as Mark’s brother Dave Schultz, Vanessa Redgrave as du Pont’s mother Jean Liseter Austin du Pont, Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, and Anthony Michael Hall. E. Max Frye and and Dan Futterman scripted the pic which opens November 14:

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Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin Tap Their Manager Peter Keirnan To Run Production Company

By | Thursday June 26, 2014 @ 1:29pm PDT

Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin Tap Their Manager Peter Keirnan To Run Production CompanyManagement 360 partner and board member Peter Kiernan has exited to join his clients Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin as a partner in their newly renamed production company Free Association. Kiernan co-managed Tatum and Carolin with 360′s William Choi for more than a decade, joining the firm at its inception in 2002. He will now oversee day to day operations of Free Association, helping to extend the company’s entrepreneur roots — remember, Tatum and Steven Soderbergh self-financed Magic Mike, which landed both their biggest paydays to date and spawned a sequel and an in-the-works Broadway production that will net them even more loot.

Image (3) Magic-mike__120630073314-275x411.jpg for post 294286Tatum, Carolin and the company will continue to be repped by Choi, Darin Friedman and others at Management 360. They also will continue to be repped by UTA and Hansen, Jacobson.

Tatum and Carolin have produced pics starting with 2012′s Magic Mike, which Carolin wrote and Channing starred in, and the Jump Street pics. Currently they have 22 Jump Street, the Tatum co-starrer which topped the box office in its debut two weeks ago and has passed $150 million worldwide already. Their slate includes an Evel Knieval biopic at Sony starring Tatum and written by Carolin; another Sony pic, Lodi, co-produced with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, about a small-town Cadillac dealer and family man who goes undercover to take down a mob boss. At Warner Bros, Magic Mike 2 has a July 2015 release date, and the prod co is also adapting and producing the Jo Nesbo crime thriller The Son.

On the TV side, the company just signed a deal with MRC. Read More »

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Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes In Talks For Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’

By | Tuesday June 24, 2014 @ 11:20am PDT

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes In Talks For Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to join Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1950s-set Hollywood film Hail, Caesar! The trio will join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the pic about a fixer who works for Tinseltown’s studios to protect its stars. The Coens are directing their own original screenplay and producing under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films. Universal picked up worldwide distribution rights earlier this month. Our sister pub Variety scooped the Tatum news first.

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NBC Sets Celebrity Reality Series Starring Survivalist Bear Grylls

Nellie Andreeva

NBC Sets Celebrity Reality Series Starring Survivalist Bear GryllsFollowing last year’s competition series Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls, NBC has slated a new unscripted show starring the adventurer and survivalist. The network has ordered six episodes of the hourlong alternative series Running Wild With Bear Grylls, in which Grylls takes celebrities into the remote locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey that Image (1) Bear-Grylls__131022005000.jpg for post 616305will feature such stunts as skydiving into the Catskill Mountains, rappelling down the cliffs of Utah and battling torrential wind and rain in Scotland. It will premiere July 28 and air in the Monday 8 PM slot. The celebrities lined up for the show, going one-on-one with Grylls, include actor Zac Efron, actor-director Ben Stiller, actor Channing Tatum, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, actor Tom Arnold, and MSNBC and Today anchor Tamron Hall. Running Wild is produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures, which were also behind Get Out Alive.

Electus used a similar strategy with Dwayne Johnson, who hosted a competition reality series, The Hero, for TNT last year, before returning to the cable network this year with a new docu-style unscripted show featuring close-ended episodes, Wake Up Call. Grylls will serve as executive producer along with Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Corie Henson, Laura Caraccioli, Doug McCallie and Viki Cacciatore.

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Will Jonah Hill’s Anti-Gay Slur Slow ’22 Jump Street’?

By | Sunday June 8, 2014 @ 12:17pm PDT

22 Jump Street posterWill 22 Jump Street,which has been building toward one of the summer’s bigger hits, take any damage at the box office after star Jonah Hill cursed out a paparazzo with an anti-gay slur last weekend, then delivered an apology widely criticized online as inadequate? The tide now appears to be turning positive after a challenging week that saw Hill, a social-media heavyweight, drop off his big Twitter feed, and go on an apology blitz. A couple of suddenly downward social-media trends suggested some modest spillover on what had been tracking for a big debut, but Sony execs say they continue to be headed toward a big debut beginning Tuesday at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film opens wide in the United States next weekend, but is already opening in some overseas markets and doing extremely well. Hill stars in and has a story credit for the action-comedy sequel to 21 Jump Street, which grossed $138.4 million domestically in 2012. To be clear, traditional tracking methods, though less reliable than they once were, still say the film will open very strongly in the United States.The sequel’s overseas debuts are running at about three times the original, though that figure comes with two asterisks: 1) it’s likely that Hill’s controversy has been largely confined to the United States and 2) the first film had a very modest international rollout, but as is common these days, helped build a beachhead for a big overseas rollout this time around. This may all be a tempest in a not very big (if definitely bubbling hot) social-media pot. Regardless, it has been a week’s distraction in the domestic market so soon before the film’s debut, over an issue that doesn’t play well with at least part of the film’s target audience.

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‘X-Men’ Producer Confirms Channing Tatum As Gambit

By | Tuesday May 13, 2014 @ 10:49am PDT

channing tatumThis one had been talked about for a while, with Channing Tatum saying he wanted to play a superhero and that Gambit would be perfect (they’re both Southerners). At the MTV Movie Awards earlier this spring he confirmed he’d had a meeting with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner over just that. Now it looks like this is getting serious, after Shuler Donner talked up Tatum as Gambit to Total Film at the red carpet before the London premiere of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. No word yet on whether this is a stand-alone pic.

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‘Magic Mike’ Sequel Gets July 2015 Release Date

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 10:44am PDT

MagicMikeWarner Bros has set Magic Mike 2 for July 3, 2015. The sequel to the 2012 film directed by Steven Soderbergh that was informed by Channing Tatum‘s early days as a male stripper. This is the latest extension of the pic that Soderbergh and Tatum hatched and financed themselves. It was a risk that turned into a major score when the original movie starring Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and other made $113.7M at the domestic box office — one of Soderbergh’s most lucrative movies ever — and has since spawned a Broadway musical now in the works.

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Hot Trailer: ’22 Jump Street’ Red Band

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 10:55am PDT

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill undergo couples counseling as they go undercover at a local college to crack a drug ring in the sequel to Sony‘s successful reboot last year that topped $200 million worldwide. 22 Jump Street hits theaters on June 13. Check out the new red band trailer:

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Hot Trailer: The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 4:57pm PDT

It’s been more than three months since we got our first look at Jupiter Ascending, now comes the second trailer for the sci-fi actioner written and directed by the Wachowskis. Look for warriors, crafts that soar through space and under water, bees, toilets and battles for the very future of our Earth. Channing Tatum plays an interplanetary warrior and Mila Kunis is a janitor who’s meant for much greater things. Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne also star. Warner Bros will release the Village Roadshow co-production on July 25. Check it out:

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Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin Circling Jo Nesbo’s New Novel ‘The Son’

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 4:07pm PDT
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reidEXCLUSIVE: Channing Tatum and producing partner Reid Carolin are in talks to come aboard The Son, the crime thriller by Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo. The novel, which will be published in Norway tomorrow and by Knopf in the U.S. in May, was acquired by Warner Bros and Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park in late 2012. It’s early days, but I am hearing that the conversation is for Tatum and Carolin to potentially direct the movie together. They and McCormick just had dinner in Oslo with the author, who’s a rock star on his home turf. It did not go unnoticed by the local press. The hope is for Tatum to star as well, though it is very early days and they have to still set a scribe and get a script draft.

nesbo__121109163813McCormick will produce through Langley Park alongside Tatum and Carolin, and Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson will be exec producers. A writer is being sought right now. The novel focuses on a young man who is in prison because he took the rap for crimes that others committed. The thriller starts as the young man’s father, who is said to be a corrupt cop, commits suicide. When the son learns that his father was actually an honest man who was murdered, he escapes to avenge the killing. Along the way, he also begins to rectify the crimes to which he confessed. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Channing Tatum stars as an interplanetery warrior and Mila Kunis stars as a janitor who discovers she’s meant for a greater destiny in Jupiter Ascending, the latest film from Lana and Andy Wachowski. The Matrix duo most recently released the sprawling sci-fier Cloud Atlas following their 2008 bomb Speed Racer. Warner Bros. will release the sci-fi action pic and Village Roadshow co-production on July 25, 2014. Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne also star. Check out the first trailer:

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Channing Tatum Attempts Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Volvo Splits: Video

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 11:18am PST

The spectacle of Jean-Claude Van Damme doing the splits atop two speeding Volvo semis has gotten over 33M YouTube views in a week. Here’s Channing Tatum going for a little viral Van Dammage on the set of 22 Jump Street with a nice bit of free promo for Sony’s 2014 sequel (and its craft service carts):

And here’s the JCVD original: Read More »

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CBS Buys Nick Zano Comedy Produced By Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nicky, the half-hour project from Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and their longtime friend Nick Zano, has sold to CBS with a script commitment. The comedy, co-written and to star Zano, was set up at Warner Bros TV in June. Comedy veterans Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen (Rules Of Engagement) have come on board to co-write with Zano the project, based on Zano’s experiences being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. He will play 30-year old Nicky, who is trying to finally move out of the house only to realize he needs to stay and help raise his youngest sister. Tatum and Carolin will executive produce through their production company, marking the duo’s first foray into TV series, along with Reich and Cohen, while Zano will co-executive produce. Read More »

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Aneurin Barnard Joins ‘The Devil’s Harvest’; Animated ‘Book Of Life’ Sets Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana & More

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 5:57pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE:The White Queen‘s Aneurin Barnard has been cast in The Devil’s Harvest. The drama from director George Mendeluk also stars Ben Kingsley, Terence Stamp, Max Irons and Les Misérables‘ Samantha Barks. Barnard, who’s also got Mary Queen Of Scots coming up, will play Mykola in the story about a young man growing up in rural Ukraine who finds his life changed forever by the invasion of the Red Army and the subsequent persecution of his family and fellow countrymen as Stalin’s regime extends into Eastern Europe. Jaye Gazeley is producing, Camilla Storey is co-producer. Shooting is currently underway in Romania and Ukraine. Barnard is repped by Ken McReddie Associates in the UK and by UTA.

20th Century Fox Animation‘s Guillermo del Toro-produced Book of Life has set its voice cast. Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman lead the pic along with Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), radio personality Ricardo (“El Mandril”) Sanchez, and Danny Trejo. Jorge Gutierrez is directing the pic which 20th and Reel FX has set for an October 17, 2014 release.

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Sony Pictures Classics Catches Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 5:12pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard just got themselves a strong awards season film. SPC, as expected, will release the Bennett Miller-directed Foxcatcher in North America Pic’s in post-production and will be released December 20. Megan Ellison financed it under her Annapurna Pictures. Scripted by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the film stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. It’s the true and truly bizarre story of how Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) forged a relationship with grappling fanatic and eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune. One of the brothers was murdered by the benefactor. Miller’s gotten Best Picture noms for Moneyball and Capote.

Said Miller: “I’ve been discussing Foxcatcher with Michael and Tom since I began researching the story in 2005 and it’s always been my hope and expectation that they would distribute the film. Their passion and understanding of what Fpxcatcher could be and their ability to market unique and complex films makes SPC the ideal home for me. They were great partners on Capote, and I’m thrilled to be back with SPC,” said Director Bennett Miller.

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Comic-Con: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill & Cobie Smulders On Superhero Duty For ‘LEGO’ Pic

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 12:51pm PDT

BREAKING… During the Warner Bros/Legendary panel at Comic-Con just now it was announced that Channing Tatum has been set to voice Superman in The LEGO Movie, the animated film that is due February 7 (check out the pre-Con trailer here). Jonah Hill will voice Green Lantern, and Cobie Smulders will handle Wonder Woman duties. There’s no shortage of big-name licensees involved in the pic, written and directed by the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs/21 Jump Street duo of Phil Lord & Christopher Miller — Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among them. MORE

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‘Magic Mike’ Musical Stripping Way To Broadway With Top Creative Team

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The creative team is in place to turn the hit stripper film into Magic Mike, The Musical on Broadway. The producers have set Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey to write the songs, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write the book, based on the Steven Soderbergh-directed film that was informed by Channing Tatum‘s early days as a male stripper. They’ve gotten top-shelf talent. Kitt and Yorkey are the creators of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Next To Normal, and the upcoming If/Then, starring Idina Menzel. Aguirre-Sacasa recently co-wrote the book for Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark and helped turn things around when there was nothing but bad news on that musical and performers were dropping like flies from the complicated rigging. Aguirre-Sacasa also has written the book of the upcoming American Psycho Musical that Duncan Sheik that will premiere in London later this year. Magic Mike, The Musical is being produced by Soderbergh, Tatum, Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, and Nick Wechsler. The show was put together by WME. The group is fast tracking the project to the stage while also prepping starting the ball rolling on a sequel to the 2012 Magic Mike film. Soderbergh and Yorkey are repped by Anonymous Content. Read More »

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Nick Zano Comedy Produced By Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin Sold To Warner Bros TV

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 10:10am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin have teamed with their longtime friend Nick Zano for a half-hour comedy co-written by and starring Zano. The project, titled Nicky, has been set up at Warner Bros TV and will be shopped to the networks this coming development season. Nicky is based on Zano’s experiences being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. He will play 30-year old Nicky, who is trying to finally move out of the house only to realize he needs to stay and help raise his youngest sister. Tatum and Carolin will executive produce through their production company, marking the duo’s first foray into TV series, while Zano will co-executive produce.

Zano, Tatum and Carolin, who have been friends for years, had been looking for a way to tell Nick’s life story for a while. Following Zano’s recent recurring stints on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls and ABC’s Happy Endings, the trio decided that a half-hour comedy series would be the perfect vehicle for the idea. Zano, repped by UTA and John Carrabino, also previously co-starred on What I Like About You and recurred on Cougar Town and did features Final Destination and 10 Years, which was produced by Tatum and Carolin and starred Tatum. Read More »

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