by: Sammy Mink
Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin are set to co-direct the adaptation of FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK for The Weinstein Company. Based on the novel written by Matthew Quick, follows a young man on his birthday who decides to say goodbye to the four people who mean the most to him and then kill his best friend before claiming his own life. Tatum may also star in the film.
The project would be the directorial debut for both Tatum and Carolin, who have previously worked together on Magic Mike as producers. Tatum is coming off his starring turn with Steve Carrell in the sports thriller Foxcatcher and the animated feature The Book of Life. Next up, the duo will be writing and producing Magic Mike XXL and will both be producing the stand alone Gambit film.