Channing Tatum has been set to star in the remake of the German feature ‘System Crasher’ at MGM.
The original German film centres on a young girl with a traumatic past. Constantly moving from one child-services home to the next because of her aggressive behaviour, she’s labelled a “system crasher” and seen as a hopeless cause. That’s until she gets paired with a caring but tough anger-management coach. They form an unlikely bond, and he helps her find peace by reconnecting her with nature and also nurturing her passion for boxing.
The remake will be set in the U.S. and look to focus on childhood trauma, and healing.
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Channing will also produce the feature via Free Association alongside his partners Reid Carolin & Peter Kiernan, with Michael Parets overseeing. The co-production with The Picture Company will also see Alex Heineman & Andrew Rona also producing. Garret Levitz will write the script.
The films original writer and director, Nora Fingscheidt, will serve as an executive producer along with Peter Hartwig, Jonas and Jakob Weydemann, who also produced the original. Fingscheidt just directed the Sandra Bullock led ‘The Unforgivable’ for Netflix.
Tatum can currently be seen in the heartfelt comedy ‘Dog’ in which he also makes his directorial debut.