magic mike Star Channing Tatum is set to star in a film adaptation of The one and only Sparkellaa children’s book written by Tatum, which should be written by Moana writer Pamela Ribon. The book was released last year as part of a 3-book deal Tatum made with Feiwel and Friends, with the second book, The one and only Sparkella makes a planwhich is scheduled for release on May 31.
According to TheWrap, who first reported on Tatum’s casting news, the actor will produce The one and only Sparkella through its Free Association banner. Michael Parets will oversee the project at the Free Association. Parets, Tatum, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin and Cody Carolin will also serve as producers. The project is part of the Free Association’s first deal with MGM, which was announced last year.
The Free Association’s most recent partnership with MGM was The Dog with Tatum, co-led by Tatum and Reid Carolin. The film hit theaters in February and grossed over $62 million domestically against its $15 million budget. Their upcoming projects with MGM include Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut, cat islandand a remake of the German film, System crashcentered on a young girl institutionalized due to antisocial behavior, who develops a bond with a new employee of the institution.
Tatum most recently appeared in Paramount’s lost city opposite Sandra Bullock, which you can stream now on Paramount+. Dog is available for digital sale or rental. He will then play Magic Mike’s Last Dance, which is set to hit theaters later this year. This movie was written by Dogby Carolin and directed by superstar filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. It will stream directly on HBO Max.
Here is the synopsis of The one and only Sparkella: “A live take on the magic of Sparkella which sees a father and his daughter falling headlong into the infinitely surprising world of his imagination.” The book centers on a relationship between a father and his daughter and tells a story about the importance of self-esteem.