Channing Tatum Starring/Producing Contortionist's Handbook
All the ladies love him, so he's in the news a lot. Deadline reports that Channing Tatum will co-produce (along with many others) and star in an adaptation of Craig Clevenger's 2002 novel The Contortionist's Handbook. Tatum will play a forger who moves smoothly from one identity to the next because of a strict code of conduct that keeps him from getting caught or having to deal with his own troubled past. That gets upended when he falls for a beautiful woman with her own dark secret. Of course, a woman messing up his flow, like we haven't seen that before. Robin Shushan wrote the script, but oddly no director is attached yet.
This new adaptation of The Contortionist's Handbook is being financed by GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment as a co-production between those companies and DAS Films. Tatum is co-producing along with Reid Carolin, Sriram Das, GreeneStreet's John Penotti, Tim Williams & Sidney Kimmel. I'm not personally familiar with the novel so I can't speak to its story, but I don't really love Channing Tatum so I'm of course worried about his involvement. He has yet to really impress me in a lead role, but maybe that's just me. It sounds like it has a cool story, I just hope they get a good director attached. Stay tuned for updates!