You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

New Line cops pitch

Studio fast-tracking action pic

New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, known as Parkour, to bust a seemingly unstoppable gang of bank robbers.

New Line bought the pitch Wednesday.

Tatum will be seen next in Paramount’s Kimberly Peirce-directed “Stop-Loss” and Stuart Townsend’s “Battle in Seattle.” Scott and Lund, who previously set up a “Vivaldi” biopic at Imagine, will pen the screenplay.

Bowen and Godfrey are based at New Line through their Temple Hill banner. They made their debut with “The Nativity Story”; they’re developing two other New Line projects — rodeo romancer “Paper Wings” and political thriller “Material Breach” with Contrafilm partners Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson.

More Film

  • Zendaya Wants To Do a 'Little

    Zendaya Wants To Do A 'Little Mermaid' Live Action: 'Why Wouldn't I?'

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

  • San Sebastian: ‘Midnight Runner’ World Premieres

    ‘Midnight Runner’ Takes Off at San Sebastian New Directors Premiere

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

  • San Sebastian/Toronto: Simon Jaquemet on ‘The

    San Sebastian/Toronto: Simon Jaquemet on ‘The Innocent,’ Frail Faith, Certainty

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

  • village rockstars TIFF

    India Rolls With 'Village Rockstars' as Oscar Contender

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

  • 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions' Review:

    Film Review: 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions'

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

  • 'Johnny English Strikes Again' Review: Sorry,

    Film Review: 'Johnny English Strikes Again'

    New Line’s fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) as an undercover cop, preemptively snapping up a pitch by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of free running, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content