Are you ready to watch Channing Tatum put on his best European accent? The Step Up actor is trying to show some range by starring as the lead in Academy Award winner Kevin MacDonald’s latest film, The Eagle. The film co-stars Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland in supporting roles, which just seems strange. Who would have thought that one day Sutherland would be supporting Tatum in a film and not vice versa? Check out the trailer below…

A Roman epic adventure, based on the classic novel, Eagle of the Ninth, the film is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

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Does anyone else notice how Tatum’s accent fades in and out in this trailer? He’s trying his hardest to pull it off but it’s not quite working. Also, why is it that whenever period pieces are made that take place near or around Rome, they always have British accents and not Italian? Seriously, does anyone know the answer to that? Is it a geographical thing?

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What do you think of the first trailer for The Eagle? Are you interested in seeing the film?

Source: Apple iTunes, Coming Soon