BLOODLINES: Universal Sets Adaptation With Channing Tatum To Star

I’m still holding out for a Gambit movie…

Yes, I will beat that dead horse until kingdom come…but, I digress. Upcoming Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle actor Channing Tatum still has a career to tend to and he’ll be doing so moreover with his latest attachment to star in upcoming crime thriller, Bloodlines.

A rookie FBI agent named Scott Lawson is assigned to the border town of Laredo, Texas, where he writes reports about the drug war but doesn’t get to do much else. Until he’s asked to check out an anonymous tip that a horse sold for a record price at an Oklahoma auction house. The buyer: Miguel Trevino, one of the leaders of the Zetas, a brutal Mexican drug cartel. Teaming up with a more experienced agent named Alma Perez, the FBI agent discovers an opportunity to infiltrate a cartel that has taken to launder its drug money through American quarter horse racing.

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to author and National Magazine Award-winning journalist, Melissa Del Bosque’s new book, “Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty”, which hits shelves September 12. Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton scribe Jonathan Herman is penning the script with Tatum producing next to Miachael Parets via their Free Association banner, and with Michael De Luca Productions’s own Michael De Luca Productions producing, and Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers overseeing for Universal.