Zoë Kravitz Aims to Shatter Channing Tatum’s ‘Boy Next Door’ Typecasting with ‘Pussy Island’

Zoë Kravitz Aims to Shatter Channing Tatum’s ‘Boy Next Door’ Typecasting with ‘Pussy Island’
Zoë Kravitz had one key goal by casting Channing Tatum: Unleash the “darkness” within.

Kravitz cast Tatum in her directorial debut “Pussy Island,” with Tatum set to play a sinister tech mogul who invites an unsuspecting cocktail waitress (Naomi Ackie) to his private island. The “Magic Mike” star was Kravitz’s “first choice” to portray the villain.

“I wanted to find someone who hadn’t played a dark character before, because I think that’s exciting to watch someone who’s mostly played boy next door, good guy, love interest, all of that,” Kravitz told The Wall Street Journal Magazine of “Step Up” and “She’s the Man” icon Tatum.

Kravitz continued, “I felt, even from afar, before I knew him, that he was a feminist and that he wasn’t afraid of exploring that darkness, because he knows he’s not that. That’s why I was drawn to
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