Magic Mike star Channing Tatum is looking to swap his on-screen role for a behind-the-cameras one with a film adapation of a Jo Nesbo novel.
20 Mar 2014 - 12:45 PM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2014 - 1:59 PM

Actor Channing Tatum is reportedly in talks to make his directorial debut with a movie adaptation of Jo Nesbo's novel The Son.

The book will be released in Norway on Thursday and in the United States in May.

The Magic Mike star and his producing partner Reid Carolin are hoping to make the story's adaptation their next project, reports.

Warner Bros. movie executives are also hoping Tatum will star in the movie, which centres on a man who is sent to prison after he takes the blame for crimes committed by others.

This isn't the first novel by the Norwegian author set to be adapted for the big screen.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese is attached to develop a film based on Nesbo's The Snowman, and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Blood On Snow, which the author wrote under the pseudonym Tom Johansson.