Channing Tatum to play math genius in new film

Los Angeles: Actor Channing Tatum is eyeing a lead role in an upcoming big-screen adaptation of Jason Padgett's memoir "Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel".

Channing Tatum. Pic Santa/Banta
Channing Tatum. Pic Santa/Banta

He will also produce the movie with Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, and Michael Costigan for Sony, reported Ace Showbiz. In the memoir, Padgett becomes an instant genius in math and physics after a violent mugging changed the way his brain works.

He suffers a traumatic brain injury and, along with it, gains unique gifts by developing an astonishing ability to draw complex geometric shapes.

Tatum recently finished shootong of "22 Jump Street" with Jonah Hill and will next share screen with Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending".

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