ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
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Rob Harris

Hollywood hunk Channing Tatum is planning to direct his first ever movie, and do pretty much everything else for it too.

The American actor, dancer and model is also set to star in and produce an adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Tatum won't be left alone for his directorial debut, teaming up with co-director Reid Carolin, known for writing the 2012 film Magic Mike that Channing starred in as a male stripper.

The dark tale follows a psychologically unstable high school student who plans to murder his best friend before committing suicide. The project sounds vastly different to the actor's previous work which has mostly centred around comedic films, such as 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie. It will be interesting to see how he deals with the tonal shift and if he copes with the new challenges associated with directing a feature film.

Matthew Quick is no stranger to adaptations, with his novel The Silver Linings Playbook being the basis for the Oscar winning film of the same name. With the talented Tatum behind it, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock may well have Oscars in its future too!

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