Contortionist Channing Tatum

August 11th, 2010

Channing Tatum has signed on to star in 'The Contortionist's Handbook'.

The 'Dear John' actor will play a forger who falls in love with a beautiful woman with a dark secret in the project, based on the novel by Craig Clevenger.

GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are financing the movie, which has been written for the big screen by Robin Shushan, Deadline.com reports.

John Penotti, who will produce the film alongside Tim Williams and Sidney Kimmel, said: "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."

'The Contortionist's Handbook' does not yet have a director, and is not likely to shoot until late next year due to 30-year-old Channing's current commitments to other movies including 'The Dilemma' and 'The Vow' with Rachel McAdams.

Other movies starring Channing due for release next year include 'The Son of No One', currently in post-production, and action thriller 'Haywire' with Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender.