Friday, February 27, 2009

IN THE PRESS: First Look at Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried in 'Dear John'

FIRST LOOK: Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried in 'Dear John'Since Channing Tatum's romantic drama 'Dear John' tops the list of upcoming movies that CTU readers are most excited to see, I'm sure many of you will also be excited to check out the first promotional photo from Screen Gems courtesy of a new USA Today article.

We do learn one other important tidbit from the article that I'm not sure fans will be quite as happy about...Previously, I reported that 'Dear John' may be released in early 2010 instead of late 2009, because both Channing Tatum and his love interest in the film, Amanda Seyfried of 'Mamma Mia!', already had a large number of films coming out this year.

Although the reason for the move is not mentioned, USA Today is now confirming the change in release date. I'm sorry to say, but fans will have to wait until 2010 to see 'Dear John' hit theaters. You can read the article (which also includes a short interview with Channing) in it's entirety below:

Tatum's 'Dear John': A love letter to soldiers

- By Scott Bowles
If it looks as if Channing Tatum has gone military lately, there's good reason.
After starring in last year's Iraq war drama Stop-Loss, "I sort of became infatuated with soldiers," he says. "I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow."

So he enlisted for Dear John, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel about a soldier who falls for a college student. It's out in 2010.

Tatum says he was moved to take another military role because he felt uncomfortable with his part in Stop-Loss.

"Everything that was coming out of my mouth, I didn't believe. A solider is so noble in my mind."

In John, Tatum plays "just a good guy who falls in love. The military is simply his job. He could have done anything for a living. But I wanted the part because it portrays them as real, everyday people."

Not that all of his soldiers will be Everyman characters. His next stint? G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

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