Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Channing Tatum's MTV.com Interview on New Movie Battle in Seattle

Today Movie File at MTV.com published a quick interview they recently did with Channing Tatum on his new movie Battle in Seattle. Here you go...

[You've heard of Ali and Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle — now get ready for the "Battle in Seattle," a film written and directed by actor Stuart Townsend about the 1999 World Trade Organization riots. "Step Up" lead Channing Tatum will star in the film based on one of America's most incendiary political uprisings in recent history, and he said "Battle" is "very 'Crash'-esque," centering on "six or seven people and their stories going through these three days of chaos."

Tatum, who plays a SWAT officer alongside Woody Harrelson as his partner, said the film shows "what everybody went through — what the cops went through, what the kids went through, what the politicians went through. It was just nuts." At more than 40,000 people strong, the intense protest of globalization led Seattle police to eventually use tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray to clear the crowds. As a SWAT officer, then, does that make Tatum the bad guy? "That's kind of what the film's about," the 26-year-old actor said. "Everyone was right in their way, but everyone was wrong in their way too." "Battle in Seattle" hits theaters in December.

You can learn more about the movie on the new official Battle in Seattle website and at MovieSet.com to get all of the behind-the-scenes scoop.

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