“Channing Tatum walked away from a deal with The Weinstein Company” links

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  1. Mina says:

    Good for Tatum, although I hope that movie gets made somewhere else. The book is wonderful and, tragically and ironically, it’s about the effects of sexual abuse.

    • mamacita says:

      tatum is doing exactly the kind of thing that eve ensler wrote about in this piece. she called for good men to stand up in any way they can as opposed to sitting silent.


  2. lucy2 says:

    This needs to happen with everyone who can walk away.
    Can you imagine if none of this had come out, and this particular film got made? TWC would probably be pushing it for awards and talking somberly about the sadness of sexual abuse, all while covering up his crimes.

    • Alexandria says:

      Exactly, and I think with all these deserved negative publicity, they may have to give up their rights (if the story rights are with TWC) by selling it away. Which actor or production crew want to be bombarded with the big elephant in the room questions during press? I only hope part of the reason Tatum walked out is NOT because the creep also targeted his wife before, and recently his wife disclosed it. Yikes.

  3. Lady D says:

    Amazon cancelled a new Weinstein series starring Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro. They had invested $160 million in it.

  4. kay says:

    holy crow, batgirl! i just spent 23, 835 pounds on that clothes quiz. ack. lol. i cannot believe that the outfit i just chose sells for that amount of money. egads. thanks be for second hand stores. i didn’t know i was so posh ;p

  5. Neelyo says:

    Of course Tatum backed away, the company is going under. Makes for a great moral stance on Instagram but it’s just common sense.

  6. Sage says:

    They only walked away because HW was publicly exposed…

    • K says:

      Yeah, I thought that. The film would have no chance, especially with that subject matter, with a Weinstein association.

    • sandy says:

      I don’t know about that. Channing is a southern man, and southern men believe in being protective of females even strangers, it’s part of growing up in the south. Also I believe he fired an actor on one of his Magic Mike movies after the guy had some kind of incident with a female crew member. Don’t know exactly what happened but heard Tatum was livid. I’ve always heard he was a gentleman. So I would be shocked if he would knowingly work with a known rapist.

  7. Lynnie says:

    Glad to hear the school’s name is being changed to a much more fitting historical figure 😊

  8. Mannori says:

    I see nothing outrageously worthy of praise in walking away from a Weinstein movie other than a natural and inexorable business consequence: the company is in the verge of closing for good. So if nothing the fact that he’s making it look like he decided to walk away from business with Weinstein out of disgust for the scandal, it makes him look like an opportunist. All deals with the Weinstein company are on hold, delayed or cancelled forever. Is just not possible. Not even the movies already completed and ready to hit theatres are being distributed and probably never will.

    • Mina says:

      It’s true you could look at it like that, but also consider the upside of celebrities (especially male) breaking ties publicly with the company and showing their willing to risk a passion project like this one to make it clear that they are not dealing with abusers. It’s opportunistic, maybe, but it’s also a lead that hopefully others will follow after seeing so many years of actors dying to work with Woody Allen, Roman Polanski et al. Now it won’t be so easy to just go ahead and align yourself with people like that.

      • Mannori says:

        he’s not risking anything by walking away, he’s actually trying to save his project. Selling it publicly like he’s walking away because of disgust for Weinstein is plain opportunism. Which doesn’t mean that he could be very much and genuinely disgusted by the sex scandal but is not like he has any there options other than try to save ship and take his project to somewhere else where it can actually be green-lit. Weinstein is NOT able to produce any projects at all. Leaving is not a choice, but a business inexorable consequence of the company closing.

        The actual change will happen when someone like Tatum will publicly say: I was offered a lead role in a Woody Allen movie and I turned it down because he’s a child molester. Or Polanski or any other rather than an already fallen pig like Weinstein. He’s done, so is easy for them to say : Oh, I’m not doing business with him. But for years, I can guarantee that all of them knew and they kept working with him.

      • Mina says:

        Well TWC owns the movie rights to the book, so it’s technically their project and he’s walking away from it, not trying to save it because he can’t take it somewhere else. The movie obviously won’t get made at that company, even if they somehow manage to save themselves, hopefully they’ll sell the rights to a studio that will want to do it.

        I agree with the second part of what you’re saying, and I do hope that this is the first step to that.

      • Skylark says:

        Thank you, Mannori, for telling it like it is.

      • Mannori says:

        Mina, thanks for filling in with the details, I was not familiar with the specifics of the project, my bad. In any case your info just makes it even clearer and probably leaves Channing in an even more dubious situation: his not that he’s risking anything like you wrote previously: he has no choice, is not up to him to decide. Which makes his statement even more opportunistic if you ask me. But I’m not even want to make it like I hate him, I really don’t want to put it not that optic, I have nothing against him, I like him actually. Is that social media hype is doing more harm that good sometimes and celebrities are pushed by their PR teams to take a stance for the sake of their image. In the past days it has been growing the despicable desire of some celebrities to build their brand and be present in the media with unnecessary statements about what’s going on in Hollywood, when sometimes is clear that is just PR oriented.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Honestly I don’t care if it costs him nothing. We live in a White male dominated society. The more White males that come forward to say they find Weinstein and Co horrible, the better. Some people might think making the film is a greater good but it’s not.

      Also speaking out against sexual abuse holds the actor to a higher standard for his behavior in the future. We hate hypocrisy.

  9. Hunter says:

    I’m glad he made the right choice, because honestly, he looks a hell of a lot like my baby brother, and I would have seriously taken out my frustration on my little brother if CT hadn’t stepped up and make the right choice. Unjust, I know, but like i stated in another post, life’s not fair.

  10. Helen Smith says:

    Good for Channing. If it makes business sense as well I am cool with it. I would like it more if actors stopped working with abusers and molesters who still have a directing or producing career but I will take what I can get. Making this move is an improvement over the status quo pre-Weinstein scandal.

  11. Electric Tuba says:

    Tater isn’t aging well. Not a hot potato like he used to be.