Hail, Caesar: Channing Tatum channels Gene Kelly in new clips from Coen brothers film
UPDATE: Carter Burwell’s complete score for Hail, Caesar! is now available on Spotify. It includes the full version of Channing Tatum’s showcase song “No Dames.” The sound of tap-dancing is audible, a skill Tatum told Jimmy Kimmel he had to learn specifically for the film, even though it was only vaguely referred to in the Coens’ original script.
EARLIER: Channing Tatum may be best known for his Magic Mike-like dance skills, but in the Coen brothers’ new film Hail, Caesar!, he gets to show off his tap dancing, too.
PEOPLE has an exclusive clip of Tatum starring in Hail, Caesar! as Burt Gurney, the pretty (but dumb) song-and-dance man in Joel and Ethan Coen’s ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
“Burt is the kind of actor who has an outfit for everything,” Tatum says. “He has his eating-dinner outfit, his soul lives in his hair. I think he’s kind of a moron. A lot of the actors in this movie are portrayed as morons, which I think is hilarious.”
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Burt’s big musical number, “No Dames,” required Tatum to brush up on his tap dancing — and to sing for the first time ever on camera.
“I had to do flips and pull-ups, that stuff,” he added. “It’s really, really fun.”
With a star-studded cast including Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, and Scarlett Johansson, Caesar follows Josh Brolin as a Hollywood fixer trying to track down movie star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), who’s been kidnapped by a mysterious organization.
Head to PEOPLE for more from Tatum, and see another clip of his big song-and-dance number below.
Hail, Caesar! hits theaters on Feb. 5