Channing Tatum has signed on to star in and produce an untitled action-thriller for Sony Pictures.

The plot is based on the true story of a family man in the 1970s, who decides to risk it all to go undercover and take down the biggest mob boss in the country. Kristin Gore (Arctic Tale, My Own Love Song) is writing the screenplay, with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan producing with Channing Tatum's partner Reid Carolin. Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing the project for Sony Pictures. Kristin Gore previously worked with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, while writing material for The Academy Awards.

No production schedule was given at this time. Channing Tatum will next shoot Magic Mike XXL this fall, and he will next be seen in 22 Jump Street, Jupiter Ascending and Foxcatcher later this year. He also lends his voice to the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated project The Book of Life.