Channing Tatum is set to star in his own adaptation of his children’s book ‘The One and Only Sparkella.’
As well as starring in the feature film adaptation, Tatum will serve as a producer through his company Free Association. ‘Sparkella’ is a part of Free Association’s first-look deal with MGM, which was announced last year.
The currently untitled live-action movie will “take on the magic of Sparkella that sees a father and his daughter fall headlong into the infinitely surprising world of her imagination.” There’s no word on who will play Tatum’s character’s daughter, a little girl who loves all things glitter.
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Tatum’s book is a charming ode to self-esteem and father-daughter love, was released in May 2021 and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. It was the first of a three-book deal with Feiwel and Friends. A sequel, “The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan,” is published on May 31, 2022.
‘Moana’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ scribe Pamela Ribon is adapting the story for the big screen. The hunt for a director is currently underway.
Tatum was recently seen in ‘Dog’ and comedy ‘The Lost City’ opposite Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt. His upcoming projects include Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut ‘Pussy Island’ and ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance,’ which is being released later this year.