Despite a couple of recent voice roles in animated films (“Smallfoot” and “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part“), Channing Tatum hasn’t been seen in a film since 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” However, with a few films already in the pipeline, it appears that Tatum is ready for a bit of a comeback, including his first time behind the camera in the upcoming road trip comedy “Dog.”
According to Deadline, Tatum will co-write, co-direct, and star in the upcoming film “Dog,” which follows the story of an Army Ranger and his Belgian Malinois dog, who must travel together to make it to their handler’s funeral. Along the way, they’ll encounter hijinks with pot farmers and pet psychics, while teaching each other how to love again. Yep, it sounds pretty nuts.
Tatum will co-direct alongside his “Magic Mike” collaborator Reid Carolin, and both men will co-write the script with scribe Brett Rodriguez. As mentioned, Carolin is probably best known as the writer of both “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL.” As a producer, he’s worked on projects such as “Logan Lucky” and the indie drama “6 Balloons.”
While it’s only been two years since Tatum has shown up on the big screen, that doesn’t mean he’s been sitting at home twiddling his thumbs and praying that Fox would come around on his long-in-development “Gambit” film. He’s recently been working on films “Free Guy” and “Wingmen.”
There’s no release date set for the film, as the project is currently looking for a distributor. However, production on “Dog” is expected to begin sometime in the spring or summer of 2020. That means we’ll likely see the film sometime in 2021.