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Channing Tatum: Weinstein Co. No Longer Tied to Upcoming Film

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Actor Channing Tatum attends the "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" World Premiere held at Odeon Leicester Square on Sept. 18, 2017, in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 20 October 2017 05:07 AM

Channing Tatum says he will "no longer develop" a planned film adaptation with the Weinstein Company following allegations against the company's former leader.

Tatum and Reid Carolin were set to co-direct a movie based on "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock," by Matthew Quick, which is about a suicidal teenage boy who has been the victim of sexual abuse.

Tatum said he and Carolin would not develop the project or any other for the Weinstein Company because of its ties to film executive Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by at least 47 women of harassment and sexual assault.

"This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to," Tatum wrote on Facebook.

Weinstein was fired from the company in the wake of the allegations and has no connection to it now, but that hasn’t stopped Tatum and others from pulling some planned projects and dropping out of others.

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and playwright Qulara Alegria Hudes want the Weinstein Company to give up the rights to their musical “In the Heights,” and Amazon said it would no longer be developing a series involving David O. Russell, Julianne Moore, and Robert De Niro with the company. 

Weinstein was thrown out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and could be terminated by the Producers Guild of America after a vote next month.

According to ABC News, the Weinstein Company has received a cash infusion from private equity firm Colony Capital to “stabilize the company’s current operations” and may be negotiating a sale of assets.

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