Channing Tatum QUITS New Movie
Channing Tatum has cancelled his new movie as the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues.
As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues, Channing Tatum has announced that he has cancelled his new movie Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. The film is the property of The Weinstein Company, with Tatum taking to Facebook to confirm that work on the project would be ending immediately.
“The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us,” said the star. “They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in. Our lone project in development with TWC— Matthew Quick's brilliant book Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock— is a story about a boy whose life was torn asunder by sexual abuse.”
“While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. Let's finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.”
For those not familiar with the book, it tells the story of a teenage boy who plans to kill his best friend and himself after a traumatic incident of sexual abuse. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why Tatum has made the decision he has. Props to him for standing up and making the right call.
- By George Wales @georgewales85
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