Hollywood stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum say they became close while directing new blockbuster ‘The Lost City’, connecting through their shared childish sense of humour.
The romantic comedy adventure stars Bullock as Loretta Sage, a best-selling novelist who becomes a recluse after her husband’s untimely death. Persuaded by her publicist to embark on a press tour to promote her latest book with her handsome cover model Alan (Tatum), life begins to imitate her craft when an eccentric billionaire, played by Daniel Radcliffe, kidnaps Sage, convinced that she can lead him to an ancient treasure he believes is buried on a tropical island.
Alan springs into action to rescue Sage, aided by his mysterious acquaintance Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) and a high-adrenaline escape through the jungle ensues.
“We’re very similar, oddly enough,” Bullock said of Tatum, at the film’s London premiere on Thursday.
“We found out about this and it confused us. It was a bit perplexing as to why we’re so similar. But our sense of humor is just very sophomoric and we care for each other,” said Bullock, who also produced the film, told Reuters. .
“She’s like my sister. We’re like siblings. We have a whole story that we were created together in a petri dish and they kicked her out first to see how she was going to do. And then once she survived, they kicked me out. We were just separated at birth, really,” Tatum said.
‘The Lost City’ was filmed in the Dominican Republic during the pandemic, with Bullock wearing a sparkly sequined pink jumpsuit and high heels throughout action scenes that see her climbing, swimming in leech-infested rivers and wade through vegetation.
“I love being physical, especially with comedy, it’s always funny. I’m a physical comedian. I don’t do as well with words and having nothing to do with my body. I love that. So much that you can do it, do it,” the 57-year-old actor said.
Directed and co-written by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee, “The Lost City” debuted at No. 1 at the North American box office last weekend, surpassing “The Batman,” and will roll out worldwide. worldwide in March and April.