Channing Tatum's meteoric rise from a successful model to a highly sought after actor seems to have happened over night and now he may be adding the highly coveted title of producer to his resume with a new film called 'The Plucker' that New Line Cinema has recently optioned.
Variety.com is saying that Channing actually introduced the book that the movie will be based on to the producers of the film and may be receiving producer credit for his contributions to the project.
I don't know a lot about the movie making business, but I am pretty sure that getting producer credit is not a small thing, so I just want to congratulate Chan on making this type of step so soon in his career. As far as I'm concerned, this is yet another sign of Channing's staying power in the entertainment industry.
Here is the complete Variety.com article that explains in more detail:
New Line Toys with Brom's 'Plucker'Source: Variety.com
Godfrey, Bowen, Thoren to produce film
By Michael Fleming
New Line Cinema has optioned "The Plucker," an illustrated novel by Brom. Temple Hill Entertainment partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Terry Thoren.
Published in 2005 by Harry Abrams, "The Plucker" revolves around a toy jack-in-the-box that awakens beneath its owner's bed and realizes it has been relegated to a place where undesired playthings go to die. There, he discovers the Plucker, a malevolent spirit from a mysterious new toy that has evil designs on the young owner of the toys.
Brom, an artist who began his career as a commercial illustrator of novels, role-playing games, videogames ("World of Warcraft") and such films as "Sleepy Hollow" and "Van Helsing," made "The Plucker" his first illustrated gothic tale. He followed it with "The Devil's Rose," described as a Western set in hell.
Studio is looking for a director. Godfrey and Bowen were introduced to the book by actor Channing Tatum, who'll likely take some producing credit.