Netflix has stepped up to its first major animated feature film. It will finance America: The Motion Picture, an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country, with Channing Tatum voicing the lead role of George Washington. Dave Callaham wrote the script, and Matt Thompson is directing.
Callaham is producing and so is Thompson and his Floyd County partner Adam Reed, the duo behind the animated series Archer. Tatum is also producing with his Free Association partners Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, and The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Will Allegra at Lord Miller.
This is the first animated film for screenwriter Callaham, who hatched The Expendablesfranchise and more recently wroteZombieland 2 and an untitled pitch New Line bought for Dwayne Johnson and Will Gluck. He’s also showrunner on Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
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