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Deadline reports that Ocean's Eleven and Erin Brockovich director Steven Soderbergh has agreed to direct Magic Mike, a movie about male strippers starring Channing Tatum. The movie comes from Tatum's own life, having earned his living as a stripper when he was 19. Soderbergh was pitched the idea while he and Tatum were working on the upcoming espionage drama Haywire.
When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I'd ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It's sexy, funny and shocking. We're using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we're on the right track.
Tatum will play Mike, who teaches a young dancer how to hustle on and off the stage during a summer filled with partying, women, and, of course, dancing. "This was a wild and pivotal time in my life and I couldn't be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven," said Tatum. Reid Carolin (Earth Made of Glass) wrote the script.
The project sounds promising. There's only one problem: isn't Soderbergh retiring? soderbergh's retirement plans >> Posted 04.30.11 by Ryan