Monday, September 8, 2008

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Project Update: 'Dear John', 'Shine On', 'Virgin on Bourbon Street', and More...

Channing Tatum and Girlfriend Jenna Dewan at 2008 Teen Choice AwardsThankfully, our newly engaged couple Chenna is getting to spend some quality time together on their very eventful vacation in Hawaii, because both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have a very busy schedule coming up this fall and for the foreseeable future.

In the past week or so, we've had a lot of news to come out for both of their upcoming films. In this post, we FINALLY get to learn who will play opposite Channing in his highly-anticipated romantic drama 'Dear John' and when and where it will be filmed.

We also get some new details on Jenna's romantic comedy 'Virgin on Bourbon Street' and a new trailer for her New York-based indie film 'Shine On'. Enjoy!!!

Dear John

Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried Play the Leads (John and Savannah) in 'Dear John'

Channing's upcoming romantic drama 'Dear John', where he plays a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college girl who he plans to marry, is based on a book written by author Nicholas Sparks and will most definitely be a tear-jerker. This we know without a doubt.

We also know that Lasse Hallstrom is directing, Jamie Linden has written the script, Sarah Knowles is heading up the production design and that Ryan Kavanaugh, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will be producing the New Line Studios film. What we have been dying to learn is who is going to play Chan's love interest, Savannah. Drum roll please...

The rumors I had been hearing were in fact true, because it's 'Mamma Mia!'s Amanda Seyfried!!! I have not seen 'Mamma Mia!' yet, but Jenna and many other people I've spoken to about it say it's a must see. I'll have to check it out this weekend to see Amanda in action.

From the official announcement in today's Variety and the South Carolina Film Commission website we learn that filming will start October 13th in Charleston, South Carolina and they will most likely be filming through December 2008.

'Dear John' is set to hit theaters some time in 2009, and as I've said time and time again, I honestly can not wait for this one!

Virgin on Bourbon Street

It's been really hard to find any information on Jenna Dewan's upcoming movie 'Virgin on Bourbon Street', which is said to be a hilarious, sexy romantic comedy in the vein of '40 Year Old Virgin' meets 'Superbad', but I finally found a short synopsis that gives us a little incite on the movie that also stars comedian Rob Schneider.

The movie is about Priscilla White (played by Jenna Dewan) who is a pure and pretty virgin who goes to college on a scholarship from 'Can't Hurry Love', a sexual abstinence before marriage group. Her college roommate Naz is a flashy, filthy, sexually active party girl. Rob Schneider plays Crazy Ed, the sleazy, slimy Chicks Go Crazy producer.

The romantic comedy is set for a 2009 release, and based on what the Michigan Film Office is saying, will be filming in their state this fall.

Shine On

Jenna Dewan's new indie drama 'Shine On' is the powerful story of Jay (Andrew Cisneros), a young Latino struggling to find his identity in The Bronx in a house crowded with family members and a neighborhood filled with loyal friends and dangerous enemies. A gifted musician, Jay hopes to leave it all and pursue his dream of composing and performing music. Once he meets Alessandra (Jenna Dewan), a beautiful young woman who lives in Manhattan, his determination to defy the expectations of his frustrated, angry father become even stronger.

Yet Jay is tied to his home through loyalty to his friends and to his brother, who has returned unexpectedly from service in the Marines. As he reaches toward a wider world, he is pulled back over and over by the cycles of anger and violence that have defined his life and neighborhood for so long. It takes love, a change of heart and a new understanding of life's elusive chance at happiness to finally help Jay make the long, uncertain leap to a fresh chance.

Although the production company has not announced an official release date yet, the film just released a trailer for 'Shine On' and fans can check it out below:

What's Next for Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan?

Channing's film 'Battle in Seattle' will have its theatrical release in various cities in the US starting on September 19, 2008.

If reports are correct, Jenna Dewan will be in Michigan filming her romantic comedy 'Virgin on Bourbon Street' in Michigan while Channing films his romantic drama 'Dear John in South Carolina this fall.

Chan's drama 'Fighting' is supposed to be released in January 2009 and his movie 'Parkour' will start filming early next year. Not to be outdone, Jenna's supernatural, action film 'Magdalena' continues to develop a script so filming can start some time in 2009.

Fans can CLICK HERE to get a complete list of Channing's past, current, and future films and watch their trailers.

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rachelum said...

I am so excited, but I can't find any details! Does anyone know where in Michigan Virgin on Bourbon Street will be filmed and when? I live in Michigan and would love to see the filming! Also I noticed that it said that Channing is going to be in NYC filming in early 2009. I will be there in January and Feburary! Are there any more details on that?

Anonymous said...

After i´ve seen Mamma Mia, i think Amanda Seyfried is a good choice. She´s beautiful and i think she will be a lovely Savannah.

I also can´t find any details - when they start filming etc. I think we have to wait a little bit.
Looking forward about more news.

Greetz to all

Blog Expert said...

I will post it if I get any more details on any of their projects.

- Q

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say i'm so excited that Channing will be starring in "Dear John" me and my friend love all of Nicholas Sparks books, especially the Notebook (we are huge Rachel Mcadams fans as well!!)

I can't wait for 2009, it may be a while away but me and my friend are stacking up on tissues already!

S...England xXx