Channing Tatum in Talks to Produce, Star & Maybe Co-Direct 'The Son'
While Channing Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin are busy getting a sequel to Magic Mike together, the duo are also looking to make their directorial debut with a different project. Deadline has word that Tatum and Carolin are currently in talks to produce an adaptation of The Son, the latest Norwegian crime thriller by Jo Nesbo that hits shelves overseas today. But there's also early discussions about them potentially directing the film if a deal comes together. In addition, Tatum would also star in the film set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, but first a screenwriter needs to be hired in order to adapt the book. More below!
The story follows a young man in prison because he took the fall for crimes that others committed. But the tale begins as the young man’s father, who is said to be a corrupt cop, is believed to have committed suicide. But when the son learns that his father was actually an innocent and honest man who was murdered, he escapes prison to avenge the killing. Along the way, he also begins to rectify the crimes to which he confessed. Nesbo's writing has been a hot commodity, with Martin Scorsese still attached to an adaptation of the author's crime thriller The Snowman that surfaced in 2011 and another project that will adapt Blood on Snow, with Leonardo DiCaprio both starring in the film and producing it. We'll keep you posted.