Channing Tatum Co-Directing And Starring In Road Trip Comedy Dog

Channing Tatum

by James White |
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Channing Tatum has had ambitions to direct for a while now, and remains attached to make YA drama Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock alongside regular filmmaking partner Reid Carolin. Then there was his desire to direct the long-gestating (and likely cancelled) Gambit X-Men movie. Now, though, it appears he's found his actual directorial debut in road trip comedy Dog.

As was the plan for Leonard Peacock, this will be a co-directorial effort with Carolin, while they'll co-produce for Tatum to also star in. Tatum, Carolin and Brett Rodriguez wrote the script, which will find Tatum as Army Ranger Briggs who, alongside his companion Lulu, a Belgian Malinois, haul ass down the Pacific Coast in time to catch their best friend’s – and handler’s – funeral.

One of them has a week to live, the other lives like every day is his last. Together, they’ll drive each other insane, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death at the hands of some overly aggressive pot farmers, confront the possibility that pet psychics are real, teach each other how to love again, and give each other a chance for new life.

All being well, the cameras should be cranking next spring or summer. Rights to the film will be on sale at the American Film Market, and given the presence of Tatum and a potentially charming animal, we predict this will attract plenty of attention.

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