Channing Tatum to turn director for Leonard Peacock

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2014 16:45 IST

Actor Channing Tatum and filmmaker Reid Carolin have been roped in by the Weinstein Company to co-direct and produce the film Leonard Peacock, an adaptation of Matthew Quick's YA book, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

Tatum, who has received strong reviews for his work in films like Foxcatcher and 22 Jump Street, will possibly star in the film too.

He and Carolin are developing the project for their Free Association banner and will produce it along with the company's Peter Kiernan, reports

The story of the film centers on a troubled high schooler who plans to kill his best friend and then himself. If everything aligns, Tatum would play a heroic teacher who intervenes.

However, as of now, the producers are searching for someone to write the script.

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