Tatum Turns Producer

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August 11, 2010 | 11:45am EST

Actor Channing Tatum is to take a turn behind the camera – he’s set to co-produce upcoming movie The Contortionist’s Handbook.

The G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star will play a young forger with multiple identities in the story based on Craig Clevenger’s bestselling book, as well as taking on producing duties, reports Deadline.com.

He will helm the picture alongside Reid Carolin, Sriram Das, John Penotti, Tim Williams and Sidney Kimmel, while newcomer Robin Shushan has taken on scriptwriting duties.