Channing Tatum is working on ‘Ghost’ remake, eying Patrick Swayze’s role

Channing Tatum and his production company, Free Association, are working on a remake of Ghost, and the actor may even step into the Patrick Swazye role in the updated version.

The actor reveals the news in Vanity Fair’s February 2023 cover story, posted online on Monday.

“We have the rights to Ghost” he says in the interview. “But we’re going to do something different. I think it needs to change a little bit…”

Written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker, 1990′s Ghost starred Swayze as a murdered man who lingers in the mortal realm to protect the girlfriend he left behind, played by Demi Moore. The Oscar-nominated picture earned $505 million worldwide.

As for real-life romance, Tatum admits in the interview that he doesn’t know whether he’s going to get married again. “Relationships are hard for me,” he observes. “Even though I am a bit of a monogamist. In business, I have no real fear of anything being destroyed. But heart things, when it comes to people I love, I have a really hard time. I end up trying too hard, you know?”

The “Magic Mike” heartthrob also gets candid about his previous marriage to Jenna Dewan, whom he met on the set of their 2006 movie “Step Up.” The former couple married in 2009 and separated in 2018, finalizing the divorce the following year.

“We fought for it for a really long time, even though we both sort of knew that we had sort of grown apart,” Tatum, who shares 9-year-old daughter Everly with Dewan, tells Vanity Fair.

“I think we told ourselves a story when we were young, and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how blatantly life was telling us that we were so different. But when you’re actually parents, you really understand differences between the two of you. Because it is screaming at you all day long. How you parent differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.”

These days, Tatum is dating Zoë Kravitz, whom he met while she was developing her directorial debut, the upcoming film “Pussy Island.”

Tatum inadvertently confirmed the relationship in April 2021 when he was caught following Instagram fan accounts devoted to the “Kimi” star. “I have no chill,” he tells the magazine, contending his social-media fixation was innocent. “I was just seeing what she was up to! Also, I didn’t know anyone would know.”