System Crasher: Channing Tatum to Lead MGM’s English Remake


According to Deadline, MGM has successfully acquired the rights to the upcoming English remake of System Crasher based on Nora Fingscheidt’s German directorial debut film. 21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum has officially signed on for the leading role in the project.

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The original 2019 film was written and directed by Fingscheidt. It centers around a young aggressive girl who has been moving from one foster home to another due to her uncontrollable anger issues. Her life changes when she forms an unlikely bond with her anger management coach, who helps deal with her trauma, and find inner peace as well as supporting her passion for boxing.

Set to be written by Garret Levitz, the System Crasher remake is also expected to focus on childhood trauma and healing. It will be produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kiernan for Free Association. It is a production by The Picture Company, with Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona serving as producers.

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The remake will also be executive produced by Fingscheidt, along with the original film’s producers Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, and Jakob Weydemann. MGM’s Elisha Holmes and Free Association’s Michael Parets will be overseeing the project.

Tatum’s notable film credits include Coach Carter, Step Up, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Hateful Eight, and more. He is currently starring in his directorial debut film Dog and will next seen in Paramount Pictures’ adventure comedy film The Lost City starring opposite Sandra Bullock.