Mr. Tatum's having quite the year.
After box office success in The Vow, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike, the actor seemingly is coming into his own after several years of being a punchline.
Now, he's going for the gold, having signed on to star and produce in a bio pic of Seventies icon Evel Knievel for Columbia Pictures.
Tatum's Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin will co-produce and write the screenplay. Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti will also produce.
Based on the book, Life of Evel by Stuart Barker, the film will chronicle the life of the stuntman who, "became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps. Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and known for his 433 broken bones. At the height of his celebrity, he gained endorsements from Harley-Davidson and a toy line by the Ideal Toy Company. Knievel died in 2007 at the age of 69."
George Hamilton, George Eads and Knievel himself have already starred in previous bio-pics.
Check out some of the icon's stunts in the video below.