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Tatum to make directorial debut

Channing Tatum is set to make his directorial debut.

The Foxcatcher actor - who has said for years that he wants to make movies as well as star in them - will direct an adaptation of Matthew Quick's young adult novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock along with his production partner Reid Carolin, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Channing, 34, is likely to have his hands full as he and Reid are also producing and the actor might also take a role.

The movie will follow a teenager who is plotting to kill himself and his friend, but goes to school to say goodbye to everyone before putting his plan into action. If Channing does sign up for an acting part, he will play a teacher who intervenes.

The star has previously indicated that he wants to combine acting with making films.

He told Details magazine: "I really don't want to be in any more movies that I don't produce. Unless it's with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don't have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it."

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