Based on Channing Tatum’s real-life stripper past, Alex Pettyfer will star alongside Tatum as a male stripper in ‘Magic Mike,’ reports Deadline.
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh chose 21-year-old newcomer Pettyfer to play a young Tatum, while Channing will play his older mentor.
Pettyfer recently starred in ‘I Am Number Four’ and ‘Beastly,’ and will appear this fall opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the film ’In Time.’
‘Magic Mike,’ though, is the story of a friendship set in the world of male strippers. Tatum plays the title character, who schools a young dancer, Pettyfer, in how to hustle on and off the stage. It’s a ”wild summer of dancing, partying, and women.”
The inspiration came from Channing’s own experiences as a stripper when he was 19, before making it big as an actor.
Like I said before, two half-naked men in a two hour movie is definitely going to bring in ticket sales. I bet you girls are already lining up outside movie theatres.