Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to direct a new movie musical currently titled “Wingmen.” He’s already attached to act in the film opposite Channing Tatum, so the swoon levels may be high. Imagine if they could also cajole “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling into showing off his musical chops again — one can dream.
The film centers around two pilots who crash-land in Las Vegas, and sources tell our sister site Variety that it will be a cross between “Pitch Perfect” and “The Book of Mormon.” It wouldn’t be Gordon-Levitt’s first foray into directing. He previously helmed several short films before making his feature directing debut with “Don Jon” (2013), in which he also starred in the title role as a New Jersey man who must overcome his porn fixation to make his relationship work. He also directed an episode of “HitRECord on TV,” his multimedia series made with contributions from the show’s online community.
Gordon-Levitt has also sung live in “HitRECord,” and he also sang in his critically acclaimed romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” (2009) Tatum is also well known for his song-and-dance skills, which he demonstrated in “Step Up” (2006), “Step Up 2: The Streets” (2008), “Magic Mike” (2012) and “Magic Mike XXL” (2015). And in 2016 Tatum played a Hollywood actor in “Hail Caesar!” who is featured in the musical production number “No Dames!”
Gordon-Levitt and Tatum previously worked together in the films “Stop-Loss” (2008) and “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” (2009). Are you excited for them to share the screen again? Comment about their pairing below and join the discussion on this and more in our movie forum.