Channing Tatum to Star in Jonathan Levine’s BAD ROMANCE; Bill Murray Joins DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.

     October 31, 2013

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Channing Tatum is lining up another producing project, and this time he’ll star as well.  THR reports that Tatum is in talks to produce and star in Bad Romance for MGM, with 50/50 and Warm Bodies helmer Jonathan Levine set to write and direct.  Details on the film are not given, but if it’s anything like Levine’s previous work it’ll be a swell blend of humor, drama, and of course, romance.  Tatum is currently busy filming the comedy sequel 22 Jump Street and has a range of roles on the horizon.  Next year he’ll be seen in Lana and Andy Wachowski’s sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, Bennett Miller’s real-life drama Foxcatcher, and the excellent-looking animated pic The LEGO Movie.

Hit the jump for casting news concerning a comedy legend joining DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.

Additionally, Variety reports that Bill Murray will voice the villain in DreamWorks Animation’s 2015 film B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.  The pic already boasts Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, Octavia Spencer, and Matt Bomer among its voice talents, but Murray makes a very swell addition.  The supernatural action comedy centers on two ghosts who join the titular Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, which is the ghost world’s elite counter-haunting unit.  They eventually face off against the planet’s greatest hunter.  Tony Leondis is onboard to direct, and the film will open in theaters on June 5, 2015.  Murray will next be seen in George Clooney’s World War II directorial effort The Monuments Men, which opens in February.

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