Some days, a good cry can make everything feel better. The problem is that there are only so many ways to force yourself to cry. You can think of a dead pet, you can think of your dead parents (or the inevitability that they will die), you can pinch yourself really hard, or you can watch the “Jurassic Bark” episode of Futurama. That’s it. But what if there were another way?
That’s the idea Channing Tatum had when he and Sony decided to pick up the rights to Matthew Logelin’s memoir Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss And Love. The book is about Logelin’s wife dying only hours after the birth of their daughter, Maddy, and the various hardships he has faced as a single father. So the movie version will be a sad story about a man losing his wife, but also a happy story about a man who loves his daughter. Presumably, the idea is that these conflicting emotions will make viewers cry a lot, and everyone will leave the theater feeling emotionally lighter—but also drenched in sweet, sweet tears.
This is all according to Variety, which says Tatum might star in Two Kisses in addition to producing it.