I love an underdog story: Channing Tatum
The actor has reunited with Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh for Logan Lucky
Actor Channing Tatum says he loves to be part of films that tell the story of underdogs. Tatum has reunited with Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh for Logan Lucky. Tatum says he jumped at the chance to reunite with Soderbergh.
Logan Lucky is based on two brothers, who in their attempt to reverse a family curse try to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race. "We were doing Magic Mike XXL with Gregory Jacobs directing, when Soderbergh told me he had a script about six hillbillies robbing NASCAR. I laughed because the idea of non-professional thieves robbing anything, much less a giant organisation like NASCAR, sounded like fun. I love an underdog story. And this band of characters is amazing. They're just enough outside of reality to make it fun," says Tatum.
He adds that he loves Soderbergh. "That's the bottom line. But it's a huge plus that he's also a master filmmaker. His films are always so different from everything else out there."
The heist comedy will release in India on September 8.