The 37-year-old actor took to Facebook on Wednesday to express his decision to part ways with The Weinstein Company. He and his producing partner, Reid Carolin, explained they had a project currently in development with the company, but will no longer be moving forward with it.
The project, titled Forgive Me Leonard Peacock, tells the story of a boy who was sexually abused and how his life fell apart thereafter. Tatum also expressed his support for the women who have come forward as victims of Harvey Weinstein.
The statement read: “The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to.
“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,” the statement continues. “While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy.” ~Marriska Fernandes