Channing Tatum would love to do a “Ghostbusters” film. The actor revealed his wish on Tuesday’s "Howard Stern Show" and also discussed the challenges that come with the remake of a popular movie.
“Look, I would love to do it. [But] there’s a lot of people in the pool right now, the Ghostbusters pool. I think we’re in a bit of a gestation period,” he said, as Entertainment Weekly reported.
Earlier this year, Tatum was in talks to produce and star in a remake of the supernatural comedy, to be made under Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykyroyd’s Ghostcrops banner, but reportedly things did not work out.
“That thing’s gotten messy, I’ve got to be honest,” he said about his involvement with the project. He added that some people are not happy with the idea of remaking a beloved film like 1984's “Ghostbusters,” while others would love to see a fresh iteration of the movie.
Paul Feig is directing the female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot, which is under production in Boston. The cast consists of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. “There’s so many ways I can go with this because there are so many funny women. That’s going to be the hardest thing to narrow down, is who to put in. That’s part of the fun for me is figuring out what’s the best combo, what’s going to be relevant and fun. Bottom line: I just want the best, funniest cast,” Feig told the website.
Meantime, Tatum will star as a male stripper in “Magic Mike XXL,” a sequel to 2012's “Magic Mike.” The film, slated to arrive in theaters July 1, is a comedy drama that also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias.