Apparently, Channing Tatum can do everything. The Step Up actor has seen his profile rise within the last few years, appearing in everything from a Soderbergh drama, to a Cohen Brothers comedy. He even made somewhat of a surprise appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. His next feature will bring him to Netflix in animated form. Per Deadline:
Netflix has stepped up to its first major animated feature film. It will finance America: The Motion Picture, an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country, with Channing Tatum voicing the lead role of George Washington. Dave Callaham wrote the script, and Matt Thompson is directing.
Callaham is producing and so is Thompson and his Floyd County partner Adam Reed, the duo behind the animated series Archer. Tatum is also producing with his Free Association partners Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, and The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Will Allegra at Lord Miller.
This is the first animated film for screenwriter Callaham, who hatched The Expendables franchise and more recently wrote Zombieland 2 and an untitled pitch New Line bought for Dwayne Johnson and Will Gluck. He’s also showrunner on Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
This sounds…okay. But it’ll be interesting to view the finished product. Considering that the film is R-rated, let’s hope that the historical liberties that the filmmakers take are little more than race and dick jokes.