Channing Tatum is out on the road promoting Logan Lucky, and during a stop off at a convenience store in Charlotte the actor had a chance to show off some of his Magic Mike moves to the delight of one lucky fan. Logan Lucky stars Tatum and Adam Driver as brothers with money problems who decide to plan an elaborate heist at a NASCAR race track, and enlist the aid of a slightly unhinged bomb expert played by Daniel Craig.
The film marks the re-emergence of Steven Soderbergh who has been out of the feature film game for a couple of years after somewhat prematurely announcing his retirement. The director had previously worked with Tatum on Magic Mike and (as screenwriter) on its sequel, XXL, which followed the lives of a group of male strippers. Soderbergh now is trying out a unique distribution model on Logan Lucky that bypasses the major studios, and Channing Tatum is out there doing his part to spread the word about the movie by touring America with a friend and posting videos to Facebook.
One lucky gas station attendant got an up-close performance from Tatum when he popped in for coffee and a candy bar, as the two danced to the strains of "If I Ruled the World" by Nas and Lauryn Hill (via Mashable). The attendant is a lot more impressed than the blank-faced woman in the convenience store scene from Magic Mike XXL that clearly inspired Tatum's performance (in that movie it was Joe Manganiello and not Tatum busting a move inside the gas station).
Channing Tatum treated this gas station clerk to some 'Magic Mike' moves pic.twitter.com/sMQsBqrsTr
— Mashable (@mashable) August 11, 2017
Channing Tatum has had a pretty interesting career so far, first making minor waves in movie like Public Enemies and G.I. Joe: Retaliation before bursting on the scene as a major star in Magic Mike. Dismissed by some as mere beefcake after his early roles, Tatum has proven himself to be a solid and versatile actor through a stream of interesting roles, including his performance as Mark Schultz in the Oscar-nominated Foxcatcher. Tatum has made a habit of working with high-end directors, hooking up with Soderbergh a number of times, Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight and the Coen Brothers for Hail, Caesar!
The fact that high-end directors all want to hire Channing Tatum is proof that he's more than just a studly box office draw but a substantive actor who is capable of delivering across a range of roles both dramatic and comedic. Obviously, fans still remember him mostly for being in Magic Mike and its sequel Magic Mike XXL, and judging by the video above Tatum is perfectly comfortable with that association. Logan Lucky will give Tatum another chance to show that he can do more than just take his shirt off and dance.
- Logan Lucky (2017) release date: Aug 18, 2017