Here is a promotional picture from She's the Man showing Jonathan Sadowski, Robert Hoffman, Amanda Bynes, and Channing Tatum.
As I mentioned in my previous post about 'Step Up 2', I was pretty certain that Channing Tatum would probably not be reprising his role as Tyler in the Step Up sequel. Now I know for certain that my suspicions were correct.
I just heard that Robert Hoffman (Channing's rival and costar in She's the Man) will be playing the lead role in 'Step Up 2', which will start filming in about 8 weeks back at the Maryland School for the Arts in Baltimore. Robert confirmed this fact via a bulletin to his friends on MySpace. Also, a casting notice has gone out for principle casting in the DC/Baltimore area, so maybe they will find the next Jenna.
I actually don't mind this replacement for a few reasons.
- First and foremost, Channing has a lot of incredible projects on his plate and I understand that he has moved on to greener pastures.
- Robert (or Rob as his friends call him) is not bad on the eyes. He's no Channing, but that's a pretty high bar to reach anyway. :-)
- Rob is also a well trained dancer who has years of hip-hop experience.
- If you have seen him on Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out, he is really funny and has awesome comedic timing. He was also very good in She's the Man.
- Most importantly...he has a really cute girlfriend (Alice Greczyn of the TV show Windfall) who I am sure we will all be able to have endless relationship conversations about for many years to come.
Birth Name: Robert James Hoffman III
Birthdate: September 21, 1980
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Hometown: Gainsville, Florida
Girlfriend: Alice Greczyn
Some Movies/Shows You May Have Seen Him In:
- You Got Served (2004)
- Coach Carter (2005)
- She's the Man (2006)
- CSI: Miami (2006)
- Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out (2005 - 2006)
- Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz (2007)
- Official MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/hoffmaniii
- Personal Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/robert_james_hoffman_iii
- Website: http://www.punchrobert.com
- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1382207
- Has a brother and two sisters, all younger than him. Father is Robert Jr, mother is Charlotte, brother is Chris, and sisters are Ashley and Lauren.
- Was born is Gainesville, Florida but moved to Madison, Alabama when he was 7.
- Enjoys making short films (creating, writing, and directing them himself), and has a very large Internet audience via his Urban Ninja videos. You can find them on his websites and on YouTube.
- He has a beautiful girlfriend by the name of Alice Greczyn who was one of the main characters in the short-lived TV series Windfall and who I have seen more recently on an episode of CSI: Miami.
- Discovered his passion for dancing after seeing Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
- Nick Cannon was good friends with one of his roommates, and he and Rob then became friends. It was through this friendship that Rob became a cast member on "Wild 'N Out'.
- Cute (Check)
- Good Dancer (Check)
- Good Actor (Check)
- Really Cute Girlfriend (Check)
UPDATE (August 15, 2007): An inside source reported exclusively to Channing Tatum Unwrapped that Channing Tatum has a cameo in 'Step Up 2: The Streets', so he is going to be in the film with Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan as the leads. You can CLICK HERE to learn more and see exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of Channing on the SU2 set.