Channing Tatum Set to Star in Crime Drama Bloodlines

Posted 2017/08/17 0 0

Channing Tatum is now attached to star in and produce a film based on author Melissa Del Bosque's upcoming book "Bloodlines".

 

Logan Lucky star Channing Tatum is jumping aboard Universal’s Bloodlines, a crime drama about an FBI agent investigating Mexican drug cartels in a seedy Texas border town. Jonathan Herman, who worked on Straight Outta Compton, is on board to write the adaptation. Michael De Luca, who produced the “Fifty Shades of Grey” films for the studio, will also produce through his Michael De Luca Productions. Tatum is producing through his Free Association production company along with Free Association’s Michael Parets.

According to Amazon, the synopsis for the book reads:

“The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel’s most fearsome leader, Miguel Treviño.

Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Treviño, one of the leaders of the Zetas, Mexico’s most brutal drug cartel. The source suggested that Treviño was laundering money through American quarter horse racing. If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, Alma Perez, and, taking on impossible odds, sets out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords.

In Bloodlines, Emmy and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez’s harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money.

With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies, and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion.”

Tatum will be seen next in “Logan Lucky” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” He last starred in “Hail, Caesar!”

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