Producing and possibly starring in the drama…

THR is hearing that Channing Tatum (’22 Jump Street,’ ‘Magic Mike’) and producing partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan have signed on to produce a film based on Jason Padgett’s ‘Struck By Genius.’

Published earlier this year, the bestselling memoir centres on an extroverted partying college dropout became a math whiz at the age of 31 following a traumatic brain injury. Set up over at Sony, the film is being developed as a starring vehicle for Tatum.

Tatum, who is currently in production on ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ will next be seen starring opposite Steve Carrell in Bennett Miller’s highly anticipated true crime drama ‘Foxcatcher’ when its hits Irish cinemas in November.