It’s a meeting of cross-generational beefcakes as Channing Tatum and George Clooney combine forces in Hail, Caesar!, a new comedy from the Coen brothers that sends up the studio system in 1950s Hollywood. Both play actors in the film: Clooney a marquee swashbuckler starring in the titular Roman epic, and Tatum a tap-dancing musical man who performs a sailor-themed song-and-dance number in a riff on On the Town. While the actors were paired at this past weekend’s L.A. press day for Hail, Caesar!, we asked Tatum, 35, if he was angling to cast Clooney, 54, in the inevitable next installment of his popular male-stripper series, Magic Mike.
Alex Pettyfer has admitted to a bitter feud with Channing Tatum, his co-star in ‘Magic Mike’. Pettyfer also admitted that he went into the Steven Soderbergh-directed movie, after Tatum reportedly objected to his casting, with a reputation for being difficult. It was reported at the time that Tatum had called Pettyfer, who got his break in 'Stormbreaker’ and then teen thriller 'I Am Number Four’, a 'diva’ and accused him of being 'a jerk for no reason’ on the set.