Tatum jumps into Parkour picture

Richie Smyth to direct New Line's heist drama

New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star.

Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair of jumpers who use their skills in heists.

Parkour was featured in the opening sequence of “Casino Royale.”

The film will be produced by Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

Smyth directed four musicvids off U2’s most recent album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” and is an avid extreme sports practitioner. To audition for the job, he canceled a trip in which he was to jump out of a helicopter at the top of a mountain in Alaska and snowboard to the bottom.

More Film

  • Film Movement Nabs North American Rights

    Film Movement Nabs North American Rights For Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki”

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Cannes Cate Blanchette

    Cannes 2018 Spotlights Lives of People on the Margins of Society

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Donald Glover Lando Calrissian Star Wars

    Donald Glover on 'Solo' Director Drama and What It's Like to Play an Icon

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Solo A Star Wars Story BTS

    Inside 'Solo': A 'Star Wars' Story's Bumpy Ride to the Big Screen

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Rough Night

    Fewer Films From Top Studios Featured LGBTQ Characters in 2017, GLAAD Reports

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD

    Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD Movies for $2.50 per Day in Six Test Markets

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

  • Molly's Game

    TV and 'Peppa Pig' Boost eOne's Results, but Film Revenue Slumps

    New Line is planning production early next year on an untitled drama about Parkour — a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops — with Richie Smyth making his feature helming bow and Channing Tatum to star. Scripted by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, the drama revolves around a pair […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content