Count Dear John star Channing Tatum among the many actors who have successfully added the title “producer” to their resume: according to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is working with screenwriter Jamie Linden (We Are Marshall) and producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey on Ten Year, an ensemble drama that centers on a group of old high school friends reuniting for their ten year reunion.
Tatum has been involved with the project’s development for some time through his 33andOut Productions with partner Reid Carolin, even helping write the film’s characters with specific friends in mind – including Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Scott Porter, and Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan (Step Up). Though none of the actors are fully committed yet, that potential cast list seems a pretty good indication that we’re going to be looking at a lot of ex-jocks and ex-cheerleaders in this indie drama – no wimpy Jay Baruchel-type ex-chess team nerds here.
Ten Year will be the second time Tatum has worked with writer Jamie Linden, who also penned Tatum’s Dear John. This time around, Linden is also set to direct. Though production can’t move ahead until all of Tatum’s cast picks are able to confirm their availability, he expects lensing to begin sometime in November.