Channing Tatum must really love America (despite Trump’s White House making it harder and harder every day). His movies certainly reflect a glorious patriotism: he saved the President of the United States from a terrorist siege in “White House Down,” he voices all-American hero Superman in “The Lego Movie” and its spinoffs and sequels, and now he’s signed on to provide the voice for George Washington in a new animated #Film called “America: The Motion Picture,” about the founding fathers and the early days of the so-called United States.

It’ll be Netflix’s first original animated movie

America: The Motion Picture” will be the first original animated movie from behemoth streaming service #Netflix.

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They’ve had two original animated series (and they’re both fantastic): tragicomedy “BoJack Horseman,” set to return this year with its fourth season, and Bill Burr’s “F is for Family,” due back for season 2 in a few months (Burr suggested this May on his podcast, but a release date is yet to be confirmed). But this is the first film, and it’s an interesting choice, analysing the “great” America that President Donald Trump claims he wants to bring back.

Dave Callaham has provided the script for “America: The Motion Picture,” which is an odd guy for the job, given how Callaham’s biggest hit is “The Expendables,” a million miles from this one. Matt Thompson, one of the executive producers of the incredible spy comedy ‘toon “Archer,” is in the director’s chair. Not many plot details have been revealed, but according to Deadline, the aim here is for an R rating.

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The film will fit into the revisionist history genre, which is a very fun genre for playing around with landmark moments in time that shaped the world we live in today.

Netflix is financing the movie

In addition to the four more Adam Sandler movies it just commissioned, Netflix will provide the funding for “America: The Motion Picture” to get it produced and in the can and ready to add to their library at a timely moment in US political history. Many producers are on board for a slice of the cash, including Tatum himself and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Tatum’s directors on the “Jump Street” films who are currently hard at work on the Han Solo-based “Star Wars” spinoff), and “Archer” creator Adam Reed.

America: The Motion Picture” has yet to set a release date, but in the meantime, Tatum can be seen later this year in Stephen Soderbergh’s return to filmmaking “Logan Lucky,” and the long-awaited, highly anticipated “Kingsman” sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” alongside Julianne Moore and Elton John. #Channing Tatum