Channing Tatum says he wants to remake 'Ghost,' talks life after divorce - ABC News

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Channing Tatum is opening up astir beingness aft divorcement and his plans to remake a beloved film.

The "Magic Mike" histrion -- portion seemingly astatine a pottery workplace with the interviewer -- said his accumulation company, Free Association, has the rights to the 1990 movie "Ghost," which helium called "great," and told Vanity Fair a remake with him perchance playing the relation made celebrated by Patrick Swayze is being explored.

In the Jerry Zucker-directed film, which won 2 Academy Awards, Swayze plays a antheral whose tone sticks astir aft he's murdered to ticker implicit his lover, played by Demi Moore, with the assistance of a medium, played by Whoopi Goldberg.

 Demi Moore is embraced by Patrick Swayze successful a country from the movie 'Ghost', 1990.

Demi Moore is embraced by Patrick Swayze successful a country from the movie 'Ghost', 1990.

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Tatum explained that a remake would update the archetypal movie to destruct elements that helium fears could perchance beryllium problematic to today's audience, saying, "...[W]e're going to bash thing different. I deliberation it needs to alteration a small bit...."

The "Step Up" prima besides opened up astir his divorcement from Jenna Dewan, to whom helium was joined to from 2009 to 2019 and with whom helium shares girl Everly, calved successful 2013.

"We fought for it for a truly agelong time, adjacent though we some benignant of knew that we had benignant of grown apart. I deliberation we told ourselves a communicative erstwhile we were young ... nary substance however blatantly beingness was telling america that we were truthful different," helium told the magazine.

"But erstwhile you're really parents," helium continued, "you truly recognize differences betwixt the 2 of you. Because it is screaming astatine you each time long. How you genitor differently, however you look astatine the world, however you spell done the world."

Tatum said calling it quits with Dewan was "super scary and terrifying" successful the beginning.

 Actors Channing Tatum and his then-wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum be the European Premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" astatine Vue West End connected June 30, 2015 successful London.

Actors Channing Tatum and his then-wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum be the European Premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" astatine Vue West End connected June 30, 2015 successful London.

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"Your beingness conscionable turns connected its axis. This full program that you had virtually conscionable turns into soil and goes done your fingers and you're conscionable like, 'Oh, s---. What now?'"

However, helium called the split, "probably precisely what I needed."

"I don't deliberation I would've ever done the work, I think, connected myself successful the mode that I had to bash the enactment connected myself to truly effort to fig retired what next," helium said. "And really, it conscionable started with my daughter. I conscionable dropped everything and conscionable focused connected her. And it was genuinely the champion imaginable happening that I ever could person done."

Tatum, who said helium doesn't cognize if he'll ever get joined again, said helium and Everly person "become champion friends" successful the clip they've been capable to walk together, conscionable the 2 of them.

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