Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Musical Comedy for Universal

Marc Platt, who produced “Wicked,” and Adam Siegel will produce

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will costar in a new musical comedy for Universal, TheWrap has learned.

Marc Platt, who produced the Broadway musical “Wicked” as well as last Sunday’s “Grease: Live” on Fox, will produce alongside Adam Siegel for Marc Platt Productions. Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan are also producing for their Free Association company, and Gordon-Levitt is producing with hitRECord Films.

Details of the project have not been disclosed. Gordon-Levitt came up with the original idea along with Michael Bacall, who will also write the screenplay. Bacall also wrote the screenplays for the “21 Jump Street” movies.

Tatum most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” and in Universal’s “Hail, Caesar!” He is in preproduction on Fox’s “Gambit.”

Gordon-Levitt was recently on screen for “The Night Before” and “The Walk.”

His “Snowden” project was pushed from Christmas Day to May 2016. He is also developing “Fraggle Rock” at New Regency and “In Sight” at Universal.

Tatum is represented by UTA, Management 360, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, L.L.P.

Gordon-Levitt is represented by WME and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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