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Alex Pettyfer to play stripper in Magic Mike

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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.

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."

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