Screen sources confirm Magic Mike star lined up for Quentin Tarantino’s western.

Screen sources have confirmed that Magic Mike and Foxcatcher star Channing Tatum is being lined up for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s hot property The Hateful Eight.

Tatum’s character is understood to be part of the ensemble cast of Tarantino’s Civil War era western, not a ‘major’ role contrary to some reports.

The character is understood to enter the story towards the end of the script but the A-lister will be important for adding star clout to the film and potentially convincing some buyers to splash the considerable MGs TWC is asking for in a number of territories.

Cast on Hateful Eight is expected to include Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet and Bruce Dern.

Buyers at the American Film Market are only allowed to read the script of the anticipated western in TWC’s AFM office and even then are not being given the script’s final chapter.

Asking prices are understandably high, with some western European territory MGs understood to be priced between $10-15m.