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It has yet to be released in theaters, but a Magic Mike musical is already in the works.
People reports that Channing Tatum and his screenwriting and producing partner, Reid Carolin, are currently working on adapting Magic Mike for the Broadway stage.
One of the movie’s stars, Alex Pettyfer, is willing to reprise his role for a stage adaption, and he thinks that his co-stars should join him. Pettyfer tells USA Today, "I think we should all do the opening night.”
The stage adaption would be a bit different than the movie. Carolin said, "We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story. More of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story.”
Carolin is looking forward to the stage version of the show, adding, “I'm almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it's the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show."
Magic Mike is loosely based on star Channing Tatum’s experience as a male stripper. He became a stripper at the age of 18.
“I’m not proud of it but I’m not ashamed of it, like, not at all. I mean it was an absolutely bizarre and crazy time in my life that I wouldn’t trade for the world,” Tatum told CBS News about his experience.
After director Steven Soderbergh heard Tatum’s story, the idea for the movie came about.
“I can’t believe we did it. I can’t believe we put it out. I just hope it just goes well,” said Tatum.
Magic Mike is out in theaters this weekend. You can watch the redband trailer for the movie below.