Channing Tatum is directing his first film, and it’s a YA adaptation
Not even Channing Tatum can resist the powerful (and often times lucrative) pull of the Young-Adult novel film-adaptation. Over the last few years YA novels like ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent,’ ‘Maze Runner’ and ‘The Giver’ have filled seats in local theaters, but it’s no silver-bullet, as films like ‘The Mortal Instruments’ tanked horribly.
In his directorial debut, Channing Tatum will co-direct and produce the film adaptation of ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock,’ based on the book written by Matthew Quick. You might know Quick’s other popular novel that was turned into a recent film, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’.
The story follows Leonard Peacock, who is planning to kill himself alongside his once best friend. No screenwriter has been decided at this time. Tatum is coming off the Oscar-buzzing film Foxcatcher, where Tatum plays Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. The film follows the horrific murder of Schultz’s brother and the strange behavior of Dupont heir John du Pont.