Channing Tatum Sings In 'Hail, Caesar!' Clip, Adding A New Talent To His Long List Of Them — VIDEO
You may have fallen in love with Channing Tatum after seeing him dance in Step Up. Or maybe it was his comedic skills in 21 Jump Street. Or his dirty dancing in Magic Mike? However, no matter what it was that first got you hooked, there's one thing that's clear: Channing Tatum is talented. He can tackle comedy, drama, and basically any style of dance you throw him into (seriously, he even took on Beyoncé flawlessly in Lip Sync Battle). But your view of him is about to get turned completely upside down. A brand-new clip from Hail, Caesar! has been released, and, in it, Channing Tatum sings and tap dances, proving that he is, in fact, a triple threat talent.
In the star-studded comedy film about the journey to save a classic Hollywood icon, Channing Tatum plays Burt Gurney, your stereotypical old Hollywood starlet who seems to be nothing more than a singing, dancing people pleaser. Which, as you might imagine, makes his character both dreamy and, overall, annoying. “Burt is the kind of actor who has an outfit for everything. He has his eating-dinner outfit, his soul lives in his hair," Tatum told People magazine in an exclusive interview. "I think he’s kind of a moron. A lot of the actors in this movie are portrayed as morons, which I think is hilarious.” It seems like Jenna Dewan Tatum's husband has got this role on lock, especially in his big solo dance number for the song "No Dames," which can only be described by watching the short clip that's been released so far.
Can we talk about that voice? Yes, it's actually his. And, after all of these years, Tatum has been shy about his singing! "This was the first time I've ever sung in front of anyone. I've sung to my daughter, and she cried every time. No, I've never been a singer," he says. "I'm hoping and praying that with all, like, the magical tools that they have [in the recording studio] it's going to sound decent." Not only was that unexpected, but that's just the beginning of what we have yet to see in the Coen Brothers helm to a 1950s Hollywood. In fact, while there's no tap-dancing to be seen in the released clip, Tatum told People that he,"had to do flips and pull-ups" in the film. It seems like he has reached the Gene Kelly-leveled standards.
But, why Gene Kelly? Well, here's a throwback to the impeccable singing and dancing sailor work of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh. Yep, I'm pretty sure this is the feel that the Coen Brothers were going for in their satire, and the similarities are just swoon-worthy. Can we just bring back old Hollywood musicals all together? I mean, live musicals on television seem to be quite the sensation these days, so, you never know.
Hail, Caesar! will hit theaters on Friday, February 5, and includes the talents of George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and more.
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