The actor has released a statement to confirm that he and co-producer Reid Carolin will be halting development on the adaptation of Matthew Quick’ s novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, which chronicles a boy's life torn apart by sexual abuse.
He also showed his show his full support for the women who have spoken out about their experiences of sexual assault since the scandal erupted, and added that he will be cutting all ties with the production company.
"The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us," the Magic Mike star wrote on Facebook. "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."
He continued: "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 film would have marked Tatum's co-directorial debut with Carolin.