Channing Tatum Wants to Turn This Dad’s Tragic Story into a Movie
We are tearing up already.
Channing Tatum is eyeing a new film project centering on one dad’s heartbreaking story of losing his wife days after she gave birth to their daughter and having to raise the little girl as a single parent.
Logelin and wife Liz welcomed their daughter, Maddy, in 2008, seven weeks before she was due. Matt had a blog and shared the happy news with his readers – but three days later wrote that Liz had died of a pulmonary embolism as she was walking down the hall to the NICU to visit her daughter.
Matt wrote at the time, “Doctors and nurses rushed to help her. But nothing could be done to bring her back. No one to blame. Sh*tty luck and a pulmonary embolism are what led us to the saddest, most horrific moment of my life.” Liz was only 30.
The Yellow Pages project manager continued to blog about his feelings of loneliness and struggles raising Maddy on his own, which culminated into his 2011 memoir.
Now, eight years later, Logelin is thrilled there might be a movie. He told Us, “I’d of course be beyond flattered if the movie ever gets made and if he’d even consider taking on the role of me. We haven’t met yet, but if this moves forward, I’m hoping that we’ll be hanging out a lot, and if we do, I’m sure we’ll become fast friends.”
The proud dad also gushed about his now 8-year-old daughter. “Beyond the obvious physical resemblances, Maddy is thoughtful, caring and incredibly in tune with the emotions of those around her, just like her mom was. She’s also strong, confident and unwilling to be treated differently simply because she’s a little girl.”
Yeah, there will be not a dry eye in the theater.