According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has confirmed that Channing Tatum will act and produce in the upcoming adaptation of Melissa Del Bosque novel, ‘Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty.’
Michael de Luca, producer of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, will be working along with Tatum through his Michael de Luca Productions. Oscar-nominated writer Jonathan Herman, most well-known for ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ will be adapting Del Bosque’s novel into a screenplay. The director, however, has not been announced yet.
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According to Amazon Editorial, the description of the plot line is as follows:
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.
Next week, Tatum will appear on screens along Daniel Craig and Adam Driver in ‘Logan Lucky,’ and on September 20, he will return again in ‘Kingsman: the Golden Circle’ as Tequila, a Statesman secret agent.
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