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Channing Tatum is set to pull off his biggest stunt yet.
The red-hot Magic Mike actor is in negotiations to star in and produce a film about ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel for Columbia Pictures. Tatum will produce with his Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin, who also will write the screenplay.
Also on board to produce is one of the town’s hottest producing teams in Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, who just landed the hotly contested Fifty Shades of Grey producing gig for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
Born Robert Craig Knievel, the stuntman became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps. Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and known for his 433 broken bones. At the height of his celebrity, he gained endorsements from Harley-Davidson and a toy line by the Ideal Toy Co. Knievel died in 2007 at 69.
Tatum isn’t the first actor to portray the famed thrill-seeker. George Hamilton starred in the 1971 film titled Evel Knievel, while Knievel himself toplined the 1977 film Viva Knievel!
The Tatum vehicle is based on Stuart Barker's 2008 book Life of Evel.
Thanks to a string of hits including the semi-autobiographical ode to the male stripper Magic Mike, Tatum has enjoyed his pick of plum projects. He next will shoot Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, based on another true-life character, Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz.
Tatum and Carolin are repped by UTA and Management 360.
Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter
The QPR winger enlisted his footie pals Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou to join him on his two-wheeled adventure.
Wayne Rooney was also due to saddle-up, but he called in sick with a hangover before the gang set off.
The bike ride was sponsored by EagleRider Motorcycles Tours, and a rep for the company revealed the Man Utd ace had to cancel after a heavy night on the sauce.
Wayne is currently holidaying in Los Angeles with his wife Coleen following England’s bitterly disappointing performance at Euro 2012.
However, Shaun and his friends looked in fine shape as they donned crash helmets before cruising through LA.
The charity trip raised funds for Arms Around The Child – a non-profit organisation that helps African orphans affected by AIDS and HIV.
Shaun has hosted four similar events in his native Britain, raising around £100,000 for good causes.
The speedy footie star rode his own bike, taking a leg-flashing blonde for a spin, while Ashley opted to travel shotgun.
The motorbike posse journeyed through the LA South Bay areas of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes and ended up in San Pedro, where they ate a BBQ lunch and kicked a ball around with local kids.
Although Ashley didn’t appear up for much action as he sat down at the side of the road, striker Didier had a ball playing football.
The Ivory Coast star has recently left Chelsea for Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua.
He’s reportedly signed a two-and-a-half year deal earning him £200,000 a week.
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