March 26, 2012

Mila Kunis And Channing Tatum Wanted For Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

Deadline reports that The Wachowskis/Warner Bros. have offered the two leads for Jupiter Ascending to Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Oz The Great And Powerful) and Channing Tatum (Haywire, 21 Jump Street). Channing recently gained some credibility with his comedic turn in 21 Jump Street and the studio might be betting on the fact he had two number one films so far this year. Tatum had been a candidate for The Man From UNCLE before Soderbergh exited and Guy Ritchie came on as a producer. Not too long ago Natalie Portman was wanted for the female lead so it's not surprising to see her Black Swan co-star also in the running.

Production is expected later this year but details about the film are unknown except that is indeed a science fiction project.  It will be interesting to see how close this movie will be compared to The Matrix or Cloud Atlas which the Wachowskis co-directed with Tom Tykwer. We have to assume that the title suggests a space theme but it could just the name of a lead character.

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