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Channing Tatum Wins Street Fight with Homoerotic Glare


Channing Tatum looks as if he doesn't know whether to punch his opponent or kiss him, in a new image from Dito Montiel’s upcoming (April) film Fighting, in which Tatum plays small-town boy Shawn MacArthur, who comes to New York with nothing (quite literally, it appears).

The film's description from Rouge Pictures: "Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership. As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life."

One more shot of Tatum and Howard, AFTER THE JUMP...

Fighting: Channing Tatum Puts Up His Dukes [tr]


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  1. Sounds like a terrible movie..

    Ill still be front row center for Channing tho

    Cant be much worse than that never back down movie

    Posted by: daveynyc | Jan 7, 2009 11:52:04 AM

  2. Channing Tatum almost makes me want to see the movie. Almost.

    Posted by: JeffRob | Jan 7, 2009 11:59:26 AM

  3. In case anyone in Hollywood is listening-YAAAAAWWWWNNNN!!! Can't they come up with anything better than this same old recycled crap?

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Jan 7, 2009 12:02:26 PM

  4. This sounds like a remake of Jean Claude Van Damme's "Lionheart," only without the "escapee from the French Foreign Legion" twist.

    Posted by: dpnash | Jan 7, 2009 12:03:26 PM

  5. At least with Jean Claude Van Damme, you get at least ONE gratuitous butt shot per movie.

    Unless it's "Universal Soldier" then you get several!

    And a nice butt at that!

    Hollywood really does not have anything left in the tank, does it? Wow.

    Posted by: Rad | Jan 7, 2009 12:21:13 PM

  6. Channing Tatum is a great actor from the neck down. Let's hope Terrence Howard didn't try to baby wipe him...

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 7, 2009 12:29:07 PM

  7. For more of his Oscar-caliber "neck down" talent, see below. Clicking on the expand photo feature and converting to black and white makes the last one all the more enjoyable.

    Actually, he's pretty classic from the neck up, too, and has had good moments in some films that suggest a good director/coach could bring out greater thespian talents.

    Besides, how many good films by the recognized "good actors" have you seen lately? At least HE gives us something worth looking at in HIS bad films.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Jan 7, 2009 12:46:14 PM

  8. Who is the "boxer" with the incredible back to the camera? He is the one I want to see.

    Posted by: javier | Jan 7, 2009 1:45:32 PM

  9. "Straight" boys love these movies where really hot "staight" guys get to take their clothes off and touch one another -- albeit, in some brutal manner. (In other words, suffering for their sin.) It's one reason so many "straight" men have NO idea how to treat women, except of course, in a similarly brutal fashion. Consequently, I believe gay porn should be MANDATORY in all high schools.

    Posted by: vilflor | Jan 7, 2009 1:53:12 PM

  10. Good grief, they've been remaking this movie since the first with an all-black cast in the early 70s. Gee, sure hope he isn't killed at the end.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 7, 2009 2:13:01 PM

  11. @Javier...the 'boxer' with his back to the camera is Brian J. White and he's HOT hotter than Channing. But agree with other posters, this has been done before.

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 7, 2009 2:49:12 PM

  12. Rad: No, let's hope Terrence Howard DID try to baby wipe him, someone on the crew caught said wiping on film, and said film finds its way onto towleroad.

    Posted by: Fes | Jan 7, 2009 2:49:58 PM

  13. Let's see what G.I. Joe brings us.

    Posted by: Carol O'Neil | Jan 7, 2009 4:08:09 PM

  14. Why can't he and Sean Faris be in the same film? At least it will be beefcake heaven. I actually want to see Public Enemies and G.I. Joe. Those should be decent.

    Posted by: terry | Jan 7, 2009 7:35:37 PM

  15. IMBD for Brian J. White...
    'nuf said

    Posted by: my2cents | Jan 7, 2009 8:33:39 PM

  16. If you want to see MORE of Brian, check out the underseen, but surprisingly good Mr. 3000. He plays a hot shot baseball player who needs to learn to be more grounded opposite bernie mac. yes, there is a nice locker room scene, but it is a good movie besides that.

    Posted by: Doug | Jan 8, 2009 12:40:23 PM

  17. i want more

    Posted by: Scott | Sep 14, 2009 6:42:33 PM

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