THR has reported that Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum are set to join forces for Calamity Hustle, a new action comedy which will be written and directed by the Nee Brothers.
A heated bidding war for Calamity Hustle is currently underway, with Warner Bros., Netflix, and Amazon all in the running to snag the project. According to THR’s sources, the film follows a “down-on-his-luck former Los Angeles detective-turned-private investigator who, after being shaken down by a vicious crime lord, must track down his estranged brother who is responsible for interfering with a diamond heist.” In addition to starring in the film, Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum will also produce through their respective production banners, Maximum Effort and Free Association.
Warner Bros. is reportedly offering somewhere around $20 million for each actor, while Netflix and Amazon are both offering $50 million to be split however the producers want. One offer for the package reportedly came in at $175 million, which includes above-the-line costs.
Now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, Ryan Reynolds is back at work on Deadpool 3. In addition to Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, the upcoming sequel will see the return of Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Rob Delaney as Peter. Deadpool 3 will also star Emma Corrin, who is expected to play the villain, and Matthew Macfadyen in an undisclosed role. And of course, Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine. The film is slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2024.
As for Channing Tatum, he was most recently seen in Magic Mike’s Last Dance and has several projects coming up, including Pussy Island and Project Artemis. The Nee Brothers have another big project in the works with their long-in-development Masters of the Universe movie. The project had been set up at Netflix before the streaming service scrapped it. However, it was reported last month that Masters of the Universe could find a new home at Amazon Studios.