Channing Tatum Making Directorial Debut with ‘Leonard Peacock’ [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Channing Tatum Making Directorial Debut with ‘Leonard Peacock’ [WATCH VIDEO]
Channing Tatum at the WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

Channing Tatum is all set to his directorial debut with the adaptation of "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock." Tatum is co-directing and producing the film with his friend and collaborator Reid Carolin for The Weinstein Co. and their production company, Free Association. Read on to learn more about Channing Tatum's directorial debut.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum and Carolin will co-direct an adaptation of the novel written by  "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick. The novel is about a high school student who plots to kill his best friend before killing himself with his grandfather's P-38 pistol on his birthday. But before setting off his killing spree, he goes to school to say his goodbyes to everyone.

However,  the production team is looking for a new writer to replace James Ponsoldt of "Smashed" fame, who has written a preceding draft of the script. Tatum, who is a star, co- writer, part-time choreographer, and producer of "Magic Mike XXL" was also named 2012 Sexiest Man Alive.  

Tatum, 34, appears on the cover for the December 2014 issue of Esquire. He gives an interview about his early life and Academy Award buzz for the film “Foxcatcher.” Full of realistic wrestling — for which he began training in 2012 — and drama, “Foxcatcher,” has been anticipated to win Academy Awards just days after the film's U.S. release on Nov. 14, 2014. Tatum shared the cover of the Esquire magazine on Twitter:

“I learned to appreciate repetition. That’s why I can dance. It’s how I learned to act. I have a high tolerance for repetition. And for the first time in my life, I was busy enough that I didn’t want to stop until I got it right. That never happened in school for me. Not once” revealed Tatum about his struggle with ADHD and dyslexia in school.

Tatum and Carolin are also reported to co-direct crime thriller “The Son,” which is based on a novel by Jo Nesbo.  He just wrapped up the shooting of “Magic Mike XXL,” his futuristic drama “Jupiter Ascending,” opens soon. Moreover, he is set to play Gambit in the next “X-Men” movie.

That’s our latest scoop on Channing Tatum. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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