Tatum credits Gordon-Levitt, not Fox, with the idea to remake 'Guys and Dolls' (Photo: WireImage/Getty Images)Channing Tatum is setting the record straight when it comes to his involvement with the apparent upcoming movie musical remake of "Guys and Dolls." And he says 20th Century Fox is spinning its own version of the story.
"The studio didn't come up with that idea. Joseph Gordon-Levitt had that idea," the 33-year-old star of the upcoming action film "White House Down" told Yahoo! Movies on Wednesday. "I love that the studio tried to claim it," Tatum said facetiously.
Just days ago, Fox secured the movie rights to the remake and named Tatum and Gordon-Levitt as the top contenders for the leading roles – roles first made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.
"But that was all Joe's idea. We've been trying to look for something to do together for a while now," Tatum clarified.
Buddies: Tatum and Gordon-Levitt at a sporting event last year (Photo: Getty)Gordon-Levitt and Tatum have been friends for a while -- ever since they both appeared in the 2005 crime drama "Havoc," also starring Anne Hathaway. "He's been a bit of a mentor for me for a long time," Tatum said ofRead More »from Channing Tatum: 'Guys and Dolls' Was Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Idea