INEVITABLE: Channing Tatum To Play Starring Role In A Film About Male Strippers

Channing Tatum

Director Steven Soderbergh is putting off his plans for retirement to take on another a new project: Magic Mike, a film about male strippers, reports Deadline Hollywood.

The title role will be played by Channing Tatum, an actor with the perfect resume for such a role: last summer he revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that, before his first career as a model, he once worked as a stripper.

Tatum also said that he would be interested in making a film about the subject, since he had plenty of material to work with. Magic Mike, to be produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Tatum and Reid Carolin — the the latter writing the script — is that film.

“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,” Tatum said to Deadline.