Channing Tatum and longtime collaborator and producing partner Reid Carolin were set to make their co-directorial debut with an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s YA novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. The film was set up with The Weinstein Co., but in an official statement released today, Tatum and Carolin revealed that they are no longer developing the project at the studio in the wake of extensive sexual assault and harassment allegations against former studio head Harvey Weinstein.
It made sense that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum would parlay their Step Up past into an NBC dance competition, but their next TV venture is a trifle more direct. YouTube (yes, YouTube) has officially ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of Step Up, with Tatum and Dewan aboard to produce.
Magic Mike or no, there simply hasn’t been enough occasion for Channing Tatum or Jenna Dewan Tatum to dance in recent years, let alone together, and NBC desperately seeks to rectify that. The two will shepherd a “fresh take” on a new NBC reality dance competition, both appearing and starring.