Channing Tatum, who is producing the movie Magic Mike, stripped for nearly a year to make ends meet when he was 18. Now, the story of Magic Mike is based on his real experiences. He will appear as the titular character, a mentor to the dancer played by Pettyfer.
Talking about the movie Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh says, “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."
Actor Alex Pettyfer, who has starred in I Am Number Four, has been added to the cast of director Steven Soderbergh"s upcoming movie Magic Mike. Pettyfer will play a young stripper, which is a character based on the experiences of Channing Tatum. The comedy flick will begin shooting in August in Los Angeles.