Actor Channing Tatum has nailed down a two-year production deal with Relativity Media.
As part of the new pact, Relativity will have the opportunity to partner on projects Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin develop at their unnamed production company. The studio’s relationship with the actor includes the films Dear John, Fighting
and the forthcoming Haywire
, all of which Tatum starred in.“Channing is an immensely talented actor and incredibly enthusiastic about finding material to produce with Reid,” said Relativity production president Tucker Tooley.
The company is currently developing Contortionist’s Handbook
with Greenestreet Films, What’s Left of Us
and 11 Minutes
. Not part of the Relativity deal is the company’s first project, Ten Year
, which stars Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kate Mara, Brian Geraghty, Chris Pratt and Justin Long. Directed by Jamie Linden, that film, about a high school reunion, starts production this month in New Mexico.
Repped by UTA and Management 360, Tatum will next appear in the Universal comedy The Dilemma
in January and the Focus Features epic The Eagle
in February. He also has in the can roles in Sony’s The Vow
and Dito Montiel’s The Son of No One
, which was just announced as the closing film of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January.
Carolin most recently produced the documentary Earth Made of Glass
, which has been nominated for a 2011 Producers Guild Award.Dewan, who is married to Tatum, will also be a development partner in the company.Source