Now ear this! Channing Tatum goes blond, adds goatee and fake ears for movie

Aug. 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM ET

Hollywood actresses often go blond, but it's rarer for men to bleach out their locks. Channing Tatum is the exception. For a role in the upcoming film "Jupiter Ascending," the brunette star of "Magic Mike" and "21 Jump Street" sports blond locks, a goatee, and perhaps strangest of all, prosthetic pointy Spock ears.

August 2, 2013: Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis film upcoming Sci-Fi movie 'Jupiter Ascending' in Joliet, Illinois. 
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Channing Tatum shooting a scene from "Jupiter Ascending" in Joliet, Ill. His fake ears and blond hair are a new look for the actor.

Tatum plays Caine, a half-albino warrior with wolf DNA (probably explaining the pointy ears). He stars in the sci-fi film along with Mila Kunis, who plays a janitor who learns she has a genetic destiny to fulfill. The film is being directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, best known for "The Matrix" movies.

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The hunky actor has danced, fought and even stripped his way into the hearts of millions, via films like "Magic Mike" and "White House Down."

Some photos show co-star Kunis laughing at Tatum's pointy ear add-ons. And Britain's Daily Mail said the ears gave Tatum a "slightly elvish" appearance.

"Jupiter Ascending" is set for a July 2014 release.