Channing Tatum has halted development on the film he was making with Harvey Weinstein’s company. The actor was developing Forgive Me Leonard Peacock with The Weinstein Company, but said he was parting ways with the studio in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against the producer.
Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin posted a message on Facebook which said: “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.
“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 property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. “This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to.
“The truth is out — let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.” The post was signed “Chan and Reid”. The pair had been expected to direct the film together.
Dozens of complaints against Weinstein, 65, have emerged in recent days – with actresses Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Asia Argento among those speaking out.
The movie mogul has “unequivocally denied” all allegations of non-consensual sex through a representative.