As I reported last month, Channing Tatum and his 'Fighting' co-star Cung Le will be promoting the movie at "The Fight Expo" this month. 'Fighting' is actually sponsoring the event which is a two-day Mixed Martial Arts and Extreme Sports extravaganza that will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 21-22, 2009.
I've been able to get some exclusive details about Chan's appearance that I can share with you all...
As I mentioned in my previous article, the event has chosen The Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego as its beneficiary with portions of proceeds from every ticket sold, charity auctions, and MMA seminars going to this worthwhile cause.
Channing's appearance with Cung Le will be on Saturday, March 21, 2009. I've been told that the Make-A-Wish children will be introduced to the general public at around 11:00 AM and will be presented with Honorary Fighter Shirts before they are asked questions about their favorite fighters and stars. The kids will then be introduced to some of the UFC fighters and will be given the opportunity to pretend like they are fighting in a movie.
At that point, Channing and Cung Le will come out to meet the kids and share with them what it's like to be in Hollywood movies. After being photographed and videoed by E! News and other media inside one of the fighting cages, Channing and Cung will then go to the Rogue Pictures booth to sign autographs for general attendees for approximately one hour. After the autograph signing, Chan will be interviewed by E! News, so hopefully we'll get to check him out on their show at some point after the event.
Channing Tatum fan and CTU reader Becca is planning on attending the event and has promised to share her fan encounter and send us any photos that she takes of Chan. I encourage any CTU readers who attend to do the same so I can share your stories and photos with Chan's fans around the world.
If you want a chance to help a great cause and meet Channing Tatum, then buy your tickets online TODAY to save $20 off door prices on the day of the event and stay tuned to CTU to get all of the inside scoop!!!
As far as the movie is concerned, fans can watch the trailer on our Youtube Channel, check out tons of behind-the-scenes and promotional photos in the 'Fighting' Photoset in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery, and get even more info about the movie at their official site www.fightingmovie.net and their new official Facebook fan page.
'Fighting' hits theaters on April 24, 2009 and fans can CLICK HERE to get a current list of international release dates for the film.