Date: 4th January 2021
Channing Tatum is in final talks to co-star opposite Sandra Bullock in The Lost City of D, the forthcoming Paramount Pictures feature, which is being directed by "Masters of the Universe" directors Adam and Aaron Nee.
"The Lost City of D" will star Bullock as an author who gets stuck on a book tour with her book's cover model, played by Tatum, only for the two of them to get caught up in a kidnapping plot that sweeps them into the jungle as though they were living out one of her stories. The film is a screwball adventure featuring mismatched romantic leads and is in the vein of older, star-driven romances like "Romancing the Stone".
Bullock is producing the project through her company Fortis Films, along with Liza Chasin and her 3dot Productions.
The romantic action adventure is based on an idea by Seth Gordon, with an updated script from Dana Fox. Oren Uziel wrote the original treatment. Gordon is also attached to produce through his banner Exhibit A Films.
Originally, back in October, when the film was first announced, the report claimed that Ryan Reynolds was being eyed along with Bullock for the lead roles. This would have been the first time the two reunited since the breakout hit rom-com, "The Proposal". However, it appears that Tatum is taking over, and honestly, as much as Reynolds is a great comedic actor, Tatum has proven himself to be just as capable.
Tatum is currently in production on his directorial debut Dog, which he is co-directing with producing partner Reid Carolin (Magic Mike). His last two roles were voice acting roles in the 2018 Dreamworks Pictures film Smallfoot and 2019’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, voicing the Man of Steel himself, Superman.
Sandra Bullock was last seen in the 2018 Netflix hit Bird Box, as main character Malorie Hayes. She will next be seen in an untitled film by Nora Fingscheidt, with a screenplay written by Mission Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie. The film is based on the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven, written by Sally Wainwright.
Source: Press Release