By Justin Worland
November 21, 2014

Channing Tatum is set to co-direct and produce a film version of the young adult novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock with his filmmaking partner Reid Carolin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The novel, written by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick, tells the story of Leonard Peacock and his plans to kill himself alongside his former best friend. There’s no word yet on who will adapt the novel for the screen.

MORE: Channing Tatum’s body of work

Made famous for his portrayal of hunky lead characters, Tatum has been moving toward more dramatic roles. In his new movie Foxcatcher, Tatum plays Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. He may also take an acting role in Leonard Peacock.

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