Channing Tatum tries Parkour

GI Joe’s leading man joins an untitled thriller…

You might best know Parkour from the free jumping/running extreme sport’s appearance in Casino Royale, which saw 007 chasing after a particularly nimble villain.

Now Hollywood has decided it really wants to be in the jumping business, and New Line has cooked up an as-yet untitled heist thriller about two blokes who use their skills to rob banks.

Now Channing Tatum, currently firing guns as Duke in GI Joe, has signed on to the lead role, with music video helmer (and extreme sports nut) Richie Smyth making the – ahem – leap to movies with the film.

Variety is practicing on the roof.