Channing Tatum’s got a new project in the works with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig—a gay romantic comedy that seeks to turn the genre on itself.
Channing is set to star as the lead of the film in development, Paul told Cinema Blend.
The premise is that a normal guy, played by “Saturday Night Live” newcomer John Milhiser, gets involved with a “crazy hot” guy, basically a “Channing Tatum-type” that’s played by none other than Channing Tatum—and doesn’t know how to deal with it.
Insecurities take over in what sounds like a film that sincerely approaches modern same-sex relationships.
After all this is Paul Feig, the creator of "Freaks & Geeks," so in addition to some sharp-witted, high-low comedy, also expect a host of fully-realized characters with little room for caricature—something many fans of gay-themed films feel the genre desperately needs more of.
The film is still in the earliest of stages, so Channing has yet to sound off on his involvement. But with what Paul has revealed so far about the project, basically the talent involved, it sounds very promising.