Entertainment Movies Channing Tatum to Star in Film Adaptation of His Children's Book 'The One and Only Sparkella' Tatum's children book follows a father and daughter on a journey to love and self-esteem By Hattie Lindert Hattie Lindert Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 18, 2022 09:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: channingtatum/Instagram Channing Tatum and his beloved children's book are headed to the silver screen! The Magic Mike actor, 42, will star in an upcoming live-action movie adaptation of his first book, The One and Only Sparkella, which he released in May 2021. The actor shared the news on Instagram, donning a pastel tutu dress with glittery stars to make the big announcement. "PRIME-TIME IS SHINE TIME!!!" Tatum captioned the post, in which he also held a copy of the soon-to-be released second installment in the Sparkella series, The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan. "@sparkella is coming to life with a live-action movie!" Channing Tatum Has a Message for Girl Dads: 'Go Into Her World' Tatum also announced that Pamela Ribon, who directed animated children's hits Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet, has signed on to direct. Tatum credited Ribon with writing "some of my favorite animated films." The adorable father-daughter story follows Ella, a young girl who, after changing her sparkly personal style due to comments from kids at school, gets a loving lesson from her dad in accepting herself no matter what. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In September, Tatum told PEOPLE the second installment in the series was inspired by his 8-year-old daughter Everly "being herself in the real world." Channing Tatum Announces Second Sparkella Book Inspired by Daughter 'Being Herself in the Real World' "Everything I write in these books is pretty much a direct inspiration of something that has happened with Evie and me. She doesn't help me write the books, but my experience living and learning from an 8-year-old, is basically the inspiration for these things, these little stories," he said. RELATED VIDEO: Channing Tatum Shares First Photo of Daughter Everly's Face: 'My World and My Heart' Tatum also shared the inspiration for the first Sparkella book: a morning when Everly just couldn't seem to choose the right outfit and found herself getting frustrated. "It was just something that I noticed in my daughter, watching her for the very first time become self-conscious," he said. "So I wanted to make this little story about this girl who is very unique and really likes to shine." Tatum co-parents Everly with ex-wife Jenna Dewan. The pair split amicably in 2018 after nearly 9 years of marriage.