Channing Tatum is breaking up with the Weinstein Company. Following several accusations of multiple instances of sexual harassment linked to Harvey Weinstein, the actor and filmmaker took to social media to announced that he has canceled his project, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
The movie, which centers around the issue of sexual abuse, was picked by The Weinstein Company. Now, Tatum will no longer work with the company on any future projects.
“Our lone project in development with TWC — Matthew Quick’s brilliant book, Forgive Me Leonard Peacock — is a story about a boy whose life was torn asunder by sexual abuse. While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is a property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy,” Tatum’s statement read.
The movie centers around a high school student who plans to kill his best friend and then himself. It would have been Tatum’s directorial debut alongside Reid Carolin. Tatum would also be co-directing and co-producing via his Free Association production company along with Peter Kiernan, with Tatum potentially starring in the movie.
Since the news broke with The New York Times, articles surrounding alleged accounts of Weinstein’s sexual behavior have gone viral. Hollywood has since disassociated themselves with the company.