Channing Tatum to produce and star in THE CONTORTIONIST’S HANDBOOK
Yet another film project to add on the ever-growing list of upcoming things for Channing Tatum, although this does sound interesting to say the least. Not only is Tatum starring in this film, but he is also set to produce along with GreeneStreet Films, DAS Films, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment as a co-production, with financing between those companies.
The film in question is to be adapted from the novel by Craig Clevenger called The Contortionist's Handbook. Check out the full story, after the jump!
The quick synopsis for the film goes as follows: Tatum plays a man who continuously changes his identity in order to not only run away from his past, but also to stay a step ahead of the criminal activity he is involved in. Everything gets spun around though when he falls in love with a women who has secrets of her own. The script is being penned by Robin Shushan who seems to be very new to the film industry.
This synopsis sounds good, but the plot for the novel sounds way better and I will be getting a copy of this soon to read myself. The novel's lead protagonist not only has one hand that has 6 fingers, but he is constantly in and out of prisons, and is continuously analyzed by psychiatrists trying to find the root of his migraines and drug addictions, all the while he also has a lucrative criminal career. A role like this for Tatum could really be interesting, particularly to see how he handles a complex character that could show whether or not he is truly a skilled actor or just eye candy for the ladies.
John Penotti from GreenStreet Films had this to say about the film:
"Craig Clevenger's crafting of the highly complex character of John Vincent Dolan entertained and shattered us when we read it, Robin's adaptation crisply captures the gripping journey that Channing will lead us through."
Production is planned to begin early next year so stay tuned for more news on THE CONTORTIONIST'S HANDBOOK.
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