Since breaking into Hollywood with his role as Tyler Gage in Anne Flecherit is Intensify, Channing Tatum went from pretty Hollywood boy to top notch talent. Tatum has done it all since his memorable roles in comedies like 21/22 Jump Street as undercover cop Greg Jenko, playing an industrious stripper in the magic mike films, and even at prestige fare with his role as tortured Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz in the Oscar-nominated film foxcatcher. After taking a step back for a few years, Tatum is back in full force with several upcoming projects on the horizon, including his (co)directing debut: Dog.
The film, which is sure to be a heartbreaking one, will see Tatum step into uncharted territory in the director’s chair, and who knows, it could take his career in a whole new direction. With a busy release slate to come in 2022, Dog looks like this is going to kick off a great year for Tatum.
Here is the first trailer for Dog
MGM has released the first trailer for Tatum and Carolina Reidit is Dog on November 17, 2021. The trailer, which should The rolling stones the classic “Beast of Burden” will likely touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere, also giving us a glimpse of the film’s comedic yet incredibly sweet tone.
What is Dog On?
Dog, as the title would have you believe, is about a dog. Simple isn’t it?
In reality, the film tells the story of US Army Ranger Riggs (Tatum) who is called in to transport the Belgian Mechelen army Lulu to the funeral of his deceased master, Nuke. While Lulu and Riggs initially start off on the wrong foot, their cross-country journey brings them closer together and they begin to form a real bond with each other and build a bridge of trust.
The project is actually a personal project for Tatum, drawing inspiration from his own dearly deceased canine companion.
The comedy-drama seems to be appealing to dog lovers everywhere, but the main question everyone (or every time a new dog movie is in the works) is, “Does the dog live?” We’ll just have to wait and see when the movie hits theaters, but since it seems to be more of a crowd pleaser, the safe answer is probably no. Although that certainly won’t stop us from tearing up anyway.
Tatum’s longtime creative partner, Carolin, will also serve as co-director, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who’ve followed Tatum’s career. Carolin has worked with Tatum since the first magic mike in 2012, after writing the film and its 2015 sequel. Carolin also served as executive producer on several other films starring Tatum, including 22 jump street and white house down.
Where else will Tatum appear?
Tatum will play the lead role of Riggs (obviously). Outside of voice roles in movies like Small foot, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and America: the movie as well as a memorable cameo role in this year’s surprise hit free guy, Tatum took a break from appearing on camera. In fact, Tatum hadn’t appeared in any major on-screen roles in 2017 since his starring role in Steven SoderberghEnsemble heist comedy Lucky Logan where he played alongside Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, and Sebastian Stan among others. That same year, he starred as cowboy secret agent Tequila in Matthew Vaughnthe big budget suite Kingsman: The Golden Circle next to Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Jeff Bridges, and Halle Berry.
Dog will kick off a busy year for the movie star as he will also star in the adventure rom-com The lost city next to Sandra Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe among others. He will also strip down and dance one more time for Magic Mike’s Last Dance the third and final installment in the hit franchise with the return of Soderbergh live-action and a slated HBO Max release. He will also play opposite Naomi Ackie in Zoe Kravitzdirector’s first film, the comedy thriller cat island. He was also recently announced to star alongside Tom Hardy in a controversial film chronicling the evacuation of Afghanistan, written by George Nolfi and distributed by Universal.
Tatum has also become quite the producer in the world of film and television, he recently produced the Kevin Hart-directed comedy Paternity for Sony and Netflix and his name is attached to two major ongoing projects, one being the Adam Sandler space thriller Astronaut to Netflix and the other being an untitled universal monster movie with its Skip the street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller also attached.
Who else is in Dog?
Jane Adams will join Tatum and Lulu on their journey as Tamara. Although you may not know Adams’ name, she has appeared in many high-profile projects, including Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the recent Emmy-winning HBO Max series hacks, and the 2017 twin peaks the comeback.
Kevin Nash is also on board the film after starring alongside Tatum in both magic mike movies. Nash is a retired WWE wrestler who has starred in all kinds of movies over the years, including John Wick and rock of ages, Dog will mark his first major release since 2015 Magic Mike XXL.
The rest of the cast list includes Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island), Q’orianka Kilcher (Yellowstone), Ethan Suplee (The hunt), Emmy Raver Lampman (The Umbrella Academy), Nicole Liberty (twin peaks), Luke Forbes (Crown heights) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (The conjuration: the devil made me do it).
When Dog To free?
Dog Originally slated for release a little earlier this year, on February 12, 2021, before the film was eventually pushed back to a summer release on July 16, 2021, which would have made it open against the live-action/animated basketball blockbuster from Warner Bros. Space Jam: A New Legacy and Sony’s horror sequel Escape Room: Tournament of Champions. Dog will now open in theaters on February 18, 2022, a year after its initial release.
The comedy-drama will have fierce competition this weekend as Sony waits a long time Unexplored movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay’s action movie Ambulance featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzalez both open this weekend as well. Maybe MGM will move it to a Valentine’s Day weekend, because it seems like a good date movie.
The opening the previous weekend will be the Jennifer Lopez–Owen Wilson romantic comedy Marry me and Kenneth Branaghis long delayed Murder on the Orient Express following Death on the Nile. With other major releases this month, including the highly anticipated sequel Fooled forever, Roland Emmerichsci-fi disaster movie moon fall, and Scott DerricksonBlumhouse Horror Thriller The black phone
When Dog Movie?
Dog was originally scheduled to begin filming in mid-2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans had to change. An Instagram post by Tatum on September 21, 2020 revealed that he and Carolin were filming in Los Angeles. The production team had to follow strict protocols to ensure a safe and healthy set amid the pandemic.
East Dog Based on a true story?
Dog is not based on a true story, at least not to our knowledge. Tatum and Carolin had actually worked on the film for two years prior to filming. As previously stated, Tatum drew inspiration from his real-life friendship with his own dog, also named Lulu. What better way to kick off your directorial debut than making a tribute film to your four-legged friend?
Both actors have had their fair share of action-packed movies.
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