Actor Channing Tatum has signed on to both star in and produce the upcoming film The Contortionist's Handbook, according to Deadline New York.

Tatum will star as a chameleon-esque forger who slips into new identities constantly to avoid being caught by the authorities, and to forget his troubled past. His strict code of conduct gets upended when he falls for a beautiful and mysterious woman with her own shady past.

Robin Shushan wrote the script from the film, which was adapted from the Craig Clevenger novel of the same name. The site doesn't list a director attached to the project, but a November 2009 Screen Daily article revealed that Miguel Sapochnik (Repo Men) was set to direct.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details regarding The Contortionist's Handbook as soon as we have more information.