Channing Tatum Is Getting Presidential In His New Netflix Role

Channing Tatum Is Getting Presidential In His New Netflix Role
Channing Tatum Is Getting Presidential In His New Netflix Role

This is not like the history lessons you learned in school. Netflix's new project — America: The Motion Picture, its very first animated feature — will feature Channing Tatum, everyone's favorite male stripper cum Nicholas Sparks heartthrob and tank top-wearing street dancer. His role? Because it takes some major moves to found a country, he'll be playing George Washington.

What the streaming network did announce does have us excited, though. Animation buffs can rest assured that this won't be a Disney-inspired tale of Liberty Bells and cherry trees. The team behind America: The Motion Picture includes Adam Reed, one of the cool dudes behind the hit show Archer, now on FXX. Slap an R rating on something and give it to the team that brings "," animated nudity, and cartoon gunfights (complete with blood!) and you can bet that this visit to 1776 will be full of unexpected twists.

To lend even more credence to the project, the duo behind the Lego Movie (2014) and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) is also involved. What does that mean? You should expect a healthy dose of irreverence and a unique animation style (though we're quite certain no Lego minifigs will appear in that epic crossing the Delaware scene).

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