Channing Tatum Boards Drug Cartel Drama BLOODLINES

Channing Tatum, who stars in the Steven Soderbergh-directed ‘Logan Lucky’ and the upcoming sequel ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ is set to headline the drug cartel drama ‘Bloodlines,’ Deadline has learned.

Based on the upcoming book by Melissa Del Bosque, the drama focuses on two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a fearsome drug cartel leader. You can check out the synopsis for the book below:

“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.”

Jonathan Herman (‘Straight Outta Compton’) will handle scripting duties, with Michael De Luca producing alongside Tatum and his Free Association banner. Michael Parets of Free Association will co-produce.

LUCKY LOGAN hits Irish cinemas August 25th, with KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE arriving September 20th.