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Biz Markie and Channing Tatum perform Just a Friend from the Book of Life

Coming to theaters near you in October 2014, the Book of Life is the adventurous story of an epic love, and a hero who will go anywhere and do anything to defend his village and rescue his one true love.

Biz Markie and Channing Tatum Book of Life
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

With director Director: Jorge Gutierrez and producers: Guillermo del Toro, Aaron Berger, Brad Booker, Carina Schulze the Book of Life cast includes: (in alphabetical order): Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Cheech Marin, Ron Perlman, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum, Danny Trejo. Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, and Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez.

At recent press conference at Comic Con director Jorge Guiterrez was discussing his selections of music for the movie. Wanting to bring the music he grew up listening to into play in the movie, there's always concerns about if permission would be granted. In the case of Biz Markie's Just a Friend, he not only received permission to use the song but he and the cast were surprised by the appearance at the conference and the chance to sing along with Biz as he gets the whole audience into some appreciation for "Just a Friend."

Book of Life is an animated adventure scheduled for release just in time for the Halloween holiday season and include a battle between best friends for the hand of the same fair maiden, and a search for their future without forgetting their past. Available in 3D, this movie is not rated.

Find out more about Book of Life on Facebook and about the characters and the story when you visit the Book of Life official website.

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