Entertainment Movies Channing Tatum Says He Wanted to 'Look Like 'Legends of the Fall' Brad Pitt' in 'The Lost City' Channing Tatum says his Lost City costar Brad Pitt is "everything you want him to be" in person By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 24, 2022 12:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Channing Tatum had another heartthrob in mind while getting into the look of his character in The Lost City — his very own costar, Brad Pitt! Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres Thursday ahead of the comedy's release in theaters, the 41-year-old actor said that not only did he intend to channel Pitt, 58, with his character Alan/Dash, but a specific 1994 role of the Academy Award winner's. "I actually gave the note — I have to wear a wig for my cover-model look, Dash's look, and I was like, 'I just want to look like Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt," said Tatum. " 'Can you please make me that? Make me as close to that as you can possibly make me,' " he recalled. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Channing Tatum in The Lost City (2022); Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall (1994). Paramount Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection; Dimension Films/Courtesy Everett Collection Channing Tatum Tells Jonah Hill They Should Cast Brad Pitt If They Do Jump Street 3: "Comic Gold" In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Loretta Sage, a reclusive romance author who writes about adventurous, exotic settings. Tatum stars as Alan Caprison/Dash McMahon, the cover model used on Loretta's novels. While the pair are on tour promoting her latest book, Loretta is kidnapped by a billionaire (played by Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes she can lead him to an ancient treasure featured in her latest plot. Alan, wanting to show he's as heroic in real-life as his character in her books, then tries to rescue the author. The Lost City also stars Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Oscar Nuñez, Patti Harrison and Bowen Yang, while Pitt makes a cameo as an agent who, at one point in the trailer, hilariously responds after Loretta asks why he's so handsome, "My dad was a weatherman." Channing Tatum. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. See Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum (Plus Brad Pitt!) in Hilarious The Lost City Trailer As for his relationship with Pitt offscreen, Tatum told DeGeneres, 64, that the two have "ridden motorcycles" together and that Pitt is "everything you want him to be" in person. And though people might know the Interview with the Vampire actor for more serious roles, his comedic timing is top-notch, according to Tatum. "He's so funny in [The Lost City]," he added. "I think people just don't know how funny he is. I think he's done comedies, but nothing this broad." The Lost City is in theaters Friday.