Magic Mike's Channing Tatum to produce Lady Macbeth musical adaptation

Tasha Hegarty
·2-min read
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Photo credit: LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images

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A Shakespeare teen musical from Channing Tatum? Sign us right up.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Magic Mike star has signed on to produce a musical inspired by William Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, from his celebrated tragedy, Macbeth for Amazon Studios.

There's no confirmation just yet on who will be taking on the role of the leading lady, so you'll have to watch this space for those details.

Photo credit: Mike Marsland / WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland / WireImage - Getty Images

The actual plot of the young-adult musical is also being kept under wraps for now, but it will follow a teenage girl who grapples with her own morality as she contends with the dreadful consequences of her ambition.

Sounds very Mean Girls.

The musical will be in good hands, with John McPhail, who made the zombie horror comedy musical Anna and the Apocalypse, in the director's chair.

Tatum will team up with Scooter Braun, US record label owner and manager of big stars including Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, to produce the movie through his company Free Association.

Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

Amazon Studios is ramping up on its original films right now, as Watchmen star Regina King had her directorial debut One Night in Miami officially picked up by the company.

One Night in Miami is based on Kemp Powers' 2013 stage play and tells the story of Cassius Clay (who later became Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown.

The film will re-imagine the moments following Clay's victory to become World Heavyweight Boxing Champion back in 1964.

It will star Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr, and Aldis Hodge.

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