Tatum, Short in Col film


Channing Tatum and Columbus Short are attached to topline an untitled buddy action film for Columbia Pictures. Neal Moritz is producing through his Sony-based Original Film shingle.

David Elliot and Paul Lovett, who wrote the Mark Wahlberg starrer "Four Brothers," penned the screenplay, which is being kept under wraps.

DeVon Franklin brought the project into iSony and is shepherding for the studio. Elizabeth Buraglio is overseeing for Original.

Tatum became an in-demand actor after his breakout performance in the dance drama hit "Step Up." His credits include the indie "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and Paramount Pictures' upcoming "Stop Loss."

He is repped by WMA, Management 360 and attorney Rick Genow.

Short, whose credits include the dance-themed "Stomp the Yard" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," recently wrapped "This Christmas" for Screen Gems. He is handled by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.