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Channing Tatum has said that his role as a white collar criminal in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects was a major "departure".

Tatum stars in Side Effects as a recently released criminal who seeks a psychologist's (Jude Law) help to cure his wife (Rooney Mara) of depression with a controversial medication.

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Speaking to Flicks and Bits, the actor revealed that he enjoyed playing a deeply conflicted character.

"Not many people come knocking on my door for a white collar crime sort of guy, that's for sure," Tatum said. "Steven felt I would lend the story a different perspective, as opposed to casting somebody we've seen play similar parts a bunch of times."

He continued: "[My character] Martin is a guy who's so competitive. He wanted it all and took it, he convinced himself that it wasn't cheating, it's not stealing.

"And with Emily (Mara), he fell in love with the idea of an innocent, »


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