Channing Tatum might be Struck By Genius
I’m not really sure why, but I actually like Channing Tatum. But we have to be honest about the guy when it comes to what he can and can’t do. Comedy? Sure. Action? Yep. Drama? We’ll see in FOXCATCHER. But can he play a genius? No offense to Tatum, but I just don’t see it. He might be brilliant in real life, but his on-screen persona doesn’t exactly scream “genius” to me. But he’s going to give it a go as Sony has just acquired the rights to ‘Struck By Genius’ for Channing Tatum to star in. the synopsis sounds interesting, but it will be more interesting to see if Tatum can pull it off.
Here’s the official synopsis of the Jason Padgett memoir: No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us.Yet Padgett wasn’t born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive understanding of complex mathematics.
The first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain. (THR)