Channing Tatum: Sinking His Teeth Into Eclipse?

By: Celebuzz / April 27, 2009

Is Channing Tatum ready to Step Up to the Twilight franchise?

E! Online reports that Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is pulling for the Stop Loss actor to fill the role of vampire Riley in the upcoming sequel Eclipse, the script for which Rosenberg is currently penning.

“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well,” Rosenberg offers. “There are some complexities to that character. [Riley] really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

Rosenberg also offers good news for RPattz fans; while the Twilight sequel New Moon—currently filming in Vancouver—will suffer from severe Edward Cullen deficiency, Eclipse will more than make up for it.

“In the book, he’s actually an enormous presence in [Bella’s] mind,” Rosenberg reassures. “He’s so present in her mind throughout the entire center of the book, so we really played off that, and it kept him alive in a slightly different way, but fans will feel it’s true to the book. You can’t have a Twilight without Rob Pattinson.”

Whew!

Have your say in the comments section: Would Channing Tatum make a good Riley?