November 6, 2014
Channing Tatum Could Have A Small Role In Quentin Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT
Deadline is reporting that Channing Tatum is circling a small role in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. This likely due to his breakout performance in the Oscar buzzed Foxcatcher. It also doesn't hurt that he's been knocking-out awesome comedic roles in 21-22 Jump Street and his hilarious cameo in This Is The End. This might be similar to Jonah Hill's small role in Django Unchained.
Confirmed cast members include Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Walton Goggins. Jennifer Lawrence and Viggo Mortenson have previously been rumored for roles.
Tatum also portrayed the real-life gangster Pretty Boy Floyd in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Quentin has talked about making his own cinematic take on the gangster genre, name dropping Pretty Boy as a possible character. Channing's role in Mann's film was actually cutdown greatly, so Tarantino could use him and audiences really wouldn't be confused.