Channing Tatum Being Considered To Star In David Fincher's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

With Brad Pitt passing on the project, David Fincher is now looking at a group of actors including G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Channing Tatum for Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. We also have an update on how close the film is to production.

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By Paul Romano - 2/15/2013


Today, a report went online revealing that Disney was considering shooting their 3D tentpole 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (directed by David Fincher) in Australia this year. Now, The Playlist has chimed in with their own exclusive info, confirming that frequent Fincher collaborator Brad Pitt has passed on the role of Ned Land. The site says that the Jules Verne adaptation is greenlit even without Pitt, and that Fincher is looking at a group of actors to join the sci-fi film. The only one that is named is Channing Tatum, who will be seen next month in Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D. The problem is that all of these actors won't be available to film 20,000 Leagues until next year; it could have been shot this summer if a lead was set. Right now, Fincher is weighing in on his options, including Gone Girl at Fox and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel at Sony, the former which he can work on directly before Leagues. The film has a script written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en). Stay tuned to CBM for more new as we have it.









Source: The Playlist
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BlueMex - 2/15/2013, 2:21 PM
Channing is a pretty bad actor . Not the worse .
jessepostal - 2/15/2013, 2:34 PM
I agree with levi, weird ha
Nick56 - 2/15/2013, 2:34 PM
There are better choices but I don't mind Tatum in the role. And with Fincher directing its all good with me
MrNiklander - 2/15/2013, 2:38 PM
Guys Tatum is becoming slowly a good actor and with Ficher backing him up. Can't wait to see what David Ficher brings to 20.000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/15/2013, 2:44 PM
Tatum is cool
GodzillaKart - 2/15/2013, 2:46 PM
They better not include that [frick]ing scene where the squid attacks the ship.
BlueMex - 2/15/2013, 2:54 PM
thats the best scene ^
maxleresistant - 2/15/2013, 2:57 PM
I wouldn't have cast a young guy for this role. Daniel day lewis would have been the perfect choice


Clooney, Jon hamm, russel crowe would have been great too. Slightly younger Di caprio and Bale are always a sure way to get things right. matthew fox, gerard butler would have been good choices too.
As for younger ones?
Well Gosling, gylenhaal and a lot of actors would be a greater choice than tattum.

maxleresistant - 2/15/2013, 2:59 PM
Armie hammer would be a great cast too!!
GodzillaKart - 2/15/2013, 3:02 PM
@BlueMex: JK. That is one of the best scenes in cinematic history.
Shamo - 2/15/2013, 3:02 PM
worst actor in hollywood bar none. don't beleive this article at all.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/15/2013, 3:11 PM
From Kirk Douglas to Tatum. What a improvement. :)
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/15/2013, 3:26 PM
sexy mother[frick]er
pintoman - 2/15/2013, 3:33 PM
So, my two cents are that Channing Tatum is this year's Sam Worthington, much like Benedict Cumberbachenbermm. Anyway, he's everywhere.

He was OK in The Eagle, but he's being considered here apparently because someone thinks he brings in money. Please, just cast for the roles. Arrg.
Hellsboy - 2/15/2013, 3:49 PM
how about......NO!
Superior - 2/15/2013, 3:54 PM
Well Brad Pitt missed out a possible oppurtunity, it won't be too long from now when he starts to get no roles and starts casting himself in his own films.
xRelentlessx - 2/15/2013, 4:12 PM
WHY?? Bring on The Girl Who Played With Fire!!!
nowtheresaBATman - 2/15/2013, 4:24 PM
going from Pitt to Tatum is like going from Blue Label to Canadian Hunter in a plastic bottle.
AverageJoe - 2/15/2013, 5:14 PM
Tatum is only good for certain roles, where his acting skills are only needed sparingly. He won't have a captain's beard, he'll have that crappy goatee or something similar(like what he had in the first G.I.Joe, like facial hair is allowed...not)
AsianVersionOfET - 2/15/2013, 7:30 PM
No no no. Sweet Zeus no. I've been waiting far too long for this. No Fincher, pleeeease. Almighty Apollo, let's this be mere farce and nothing more.
TheSuperguy - 2/15/2013, 10:28 PM
This could be cool if done right
Christuffer - 2/16/2013, 4:29 AM
Not my first choice, Tatum. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is one of my favorite classic novels. I hope they do it right
Boogie138 - 2/16/2013, 1:36 PM
fincher needs to do the girl who played with fire. come on!!

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