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Tatum gets 'Contortionist's Handbook'

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Channing Tatum will star in and produce the movie adaptation of Craig Clevenger's debut novel The Contortionist's Handbook, reports Deadline.

The Dear John star will play John Vincent Dolan, a young forger who escapes his troubled past by effortlessly moving from one identity to the next. His life gets complicated when he falls in love with a beautiful woman who has buried secrets of her own.

Robin Shushan has been hired to pen the screenplay for the project, which is expected to begin filming early next year.

Tatum has upcoming roles in Eagle Of The Ninth, Steven Soderbergh's Haywire and a potential GI Joe sequel.

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