Channing Tatum is looking all set to take the driving seat as star, co-director, scribe and producer for new road trip comedy ‘Dog’.

Tatum will take on the lead role of former Army Ranger Briggs who journeys down the Pacific Coast with his Belgian Malinois dog Lulu to catch his best friend’s – and Lulu’s former handler’s – funeral.

One of them has a week to live, the other lives like every day is his last. Together, they’ll drive each other insane, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death at the hands of overly aggressive pot farmers and confront the possibility that pet psychics are real.

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The film will mark Tatum’s directorial debut, he will direct alongside with producing partner Reid Carolin.  Brett Rodriguez co-wrote the script alongside Tatum and Carolin. Gregory Jacobs is also producing. Tatum, Carolin and Jacobs produced the original ‘Magic Mike,’ starring Tatum and directed by Steven Soderbergh from a script by Carolin.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Tatum’s face on the big screen. His last role was as the voice of Migo in ‘Smallfoot’ and the voice of Superman in ‘The Lego Movie: The Second Part’. His previously roles include Tequila in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and Jimmy Logan in ‘Logan Lucky’ alongside Daniel Craig and Adam Driver. His upcoming films include ‘Free Guy’ opposite Taiki Waititi and Ryan Reynolds and animated comedy ‘America: The Motion Picture’.