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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Channing Tatum goes Gene Kelly-ish

Well, we knew he had moves; based on both “Magic Mike” and that smooth little waltz he did with Charlize Theron at the Oscars in 2013. Anyway, this entire post could fall under the category of Movies That Sound Like They Might Be Almost Too Good To Be True, So Don’t Get Too Excited Yet: The Coen brothers are busily casting their upcoming comedy “Hail, Caesar!,” which does not take place in ancient Rome but in 1950s Hollywood. It’s the story of a “fixer” (one who works with movie stars to protect their images), and will star George Clooney and Josh Brolin. New casting announced this week included Tatum as a “Gene Kelly type,” Tilda Swinton as a Hollywood gossip columnist, and Ralph Fiennes as a studio director. This is all sounding rather delightful, no? Filming dates have not been announced; I’m guessing this might see theaters in later 2015.

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