'Magic Mike': From the Big Screen to Broadway
Steven Soderbergh's male stripper movie could be adapted for the stage.
Magic Mike has not yet hit theaters, but a Broadway adaptation of the film inspired by Channing Tatum's past stint as a male stripper is in the works.
"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," he says. "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."
(As narrator Che Guevara sings in Evita, "And the money kept rolling in." Although, we can't picture Magic Mike: The Musical winning a Tony in the future. But never say never.)
Meanwhile, Alex Pettyfer, who plays a novice stripper learning the ropes from Tatum's titular Magic Mike, is interested in making his big stage debut -- for a limited time only.
"I think we should all do the opening night," says Pettyfer of his castmates, who also include Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer.
Magic Mike opens Friday. Check out THR's review here.