Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Direct & Star Alongside Channing Tatum in Musical Film Wingmen

Film & TV News   Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Direct & Star Alongside Channing Tatum in Musical Film Wingmen
 
The film is described as “Pitch Perfect meets Book of Mormon.”
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt—a Golden Globe nominee for his performances in 50/50 and (500) Days of Summer—is currently in talks to direct the new movie musical Wingmen, according to Variety.

Gordon-Levitt, who directed Don Jon, was previously attached as a co-star with Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, The Vow) and a co-writer with Michael Bacall. Currently titled Wingmen, the film follows a pair of pilots who are forced to crash-land in Las Vegas. Featuring Top 100 hits, the film is described as “Pitch Perfect meets Book of Mormon.” In fact, Mormon's Tony-winning co-director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw, was one of the artists the studio had courted prior to its discussions with Gordon-Levitt.

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Producers will include Marc Platt—who is no stranger to bringing musicals to the screen with credits including La La Land and Grease Live!, plus the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns and Wicked—Adam Siegel, Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, and Gordon-Levitt.

No timetable has been announced for the R-rated musical comedy film.

This isn't the first movie musical the two leading men have been attached to. It was reported in April 2013 that 20th Century Fox had obtained the rights for a remake of Frank Loesser's 1950 musical Guys and Dolls. At that time, the studio hoped to cast Tatum and Gordon-Levitt as Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, respectively.

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