Channing Tatum has announced in a joint statement with his producing partner Reid Carolin that the pair are stopping development on a film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2013 young adult novel “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock”.
The project was slated to be the pair’s co-directorial debut and was their lone project setup at The Weinstein Company. However, in the wake of the revelations of decades of sexual assault and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the pair are severing ties with the company.
In the novel, a troubled teenager plans to kill his best friend and then himself. He first visits the four people closest to him, giving each of them a present. As the day goes on, secrets of his past are revealed including experiences of sexual abuse.
In a statement on Tatum’s Instagram page, the actor says the following: