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Casting Net: Channing Tatum in talks for Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!'

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• Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), and The Grand Budapest Hotel co-stars Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to join Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Hail, Caesar! They’d star alongside Coen brothers regulars George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the 1950s-set comedy about a Hollywood fixer named Eddie Mannix. Swinton would portray a gossip columnist, Tatum is in negotiations to use his dancing skills as a “Gene Kelly-type star,” and Fiennes is considering the role of a studio director. [THR; Variety]

• Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere) is in negotiations to join Don Cheadle‘s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. She would play the iconic musician’s wife Frances Taylor — a part originally intended for Zoe Saldana, who had to drop out due to scheduling. [Deadline]

• Maximiliano Hernandez (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) has boarded Denis Villeneuve‘s Sicario. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro star in the border drama about a pair of Delta Force operators and an FBI agent who travel to Mexico to try to infiltrate a notorious cartel. [Deadline]

• Melissa Benoist (Glee) has signed on to The Longest Ride, a Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Scott Eastwood. She also previously appeared in Damien Chazelle’s Sundance-winner Whiplash. [Deadline]

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