Channing Tatum to Make Directorial Debut with ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’ Adaptation

Channing Tatum will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of Michael Quick’s 2013 novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
The Foxcatcher star will produce and co-direct the film with his creative partner Reid Carolin.

The young adult novel focuses on dark themes of depression and suicide in teens.
It follows Leonard Peacock, a troubled and lonely high school student who plans to kill his former best friend and then himself.
Although the film is currently without a writer, Tatum is reportedly eying the role of a heroic teacher who intervenes.

13477676Leonard Peacock is turning 18.
And he wants to say goodbye.
Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific.
Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend form himself. But to his four friends.
A Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour
A teenage violin virtuoso
A pastor’s daughter
A teacher
Most of the time, Leonard believes he’s weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he’s not.
He wants to thank them, and bid them farewell.

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