Channing Tatum set to star in and make his directing debut with Dog

Channing Tatum set to star in and make his directing debut with Dog inspired by his beloved pooch Lulu who passed away in December 2018

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:37 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 04:37 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Channing Tatum is slated to make his directorial debut with a heartfelt and personal story, Dog, based on his beloved pooch Lulu who passed away in December 2018.

Tatum, 39, took to Twitter on Monday, announcing that MGM Studios has picked up his directorial debut, Dog, slated for release on Valentine's Day 2021.

He also shared three photos of his dog who inspired this film, which Tatum will star in and co-direct with his producing partner Reid Carolin, according to Variety. 

Channing and Lulu: Channing Tatum is slated to make his directorial debut with a heartfelt and personal story, Dog, based on his beloved pooch Lulu who passed away in December 2018

Channing and Lulu: Channing Tatum is slated to make his directorial debut with a heartfelt and personal story, Dog, based on his beloved pooch Lulu who passed away in December 2018

'A little over a year ago I got back from a road trip where I said goodbye to my best friend,' Tatum began in his tweet.

'Now I’m making a movie inspired by her. So proud to announce that DOG will be released by @MGM_Studios and in theaters next Valentine’s Day weekend,' he added. 

Production is slated to get under way this May, with Tatum and Carolin directing from a script written by Carolin, based on a story he co-wrote with Brett Rodriguez. 

Tweet: 'A little over a year ago I got back from a road trip where I said goodbye to my best friend,' Tatum began in his tweet

Tweet: 'A little over a year ago I got back from a road trip where I said goodbye to my best friend,' Tatum began in his tweet

Goodbye: 'A little over a year ago I got back from a road trip where I said goodbye to my best friend,' Tatum began in his tweet

Goodbye: 'A little over a year ago I got back from a road trip where I said goodbye to my best friend,' Tatum began in his tweet

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