Soderbergh, Tatum Sign on for Magic Mike:The Musical
Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike makes its debut on the silver screen today, but fans who want a more up-close-and-personal experience with Channing Tatum may be able to have it soon—on the Broadway stage.
According to Vulture, several key producers and actors from the film have already signed on for the Broadway adaptation (named Magic Mike: The Musical), including director Steven Sodenbergh, screenwriter Reid Carolin, actor Alex Pettyfer (Tatum’s stripper protege) and Mr. Tatum himself. There’s no word yet on whether Matthew McConoughey, who plays an ex-stripper named Dallas in the film, will sign on.
Reid Carolin will act as a producing partner for the musical, which he says he hopes to transform into a more interactive experience. “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. 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,” he said in an interview with Deadline. Magic Mike: The Musical could be ready as early as summer 2013.
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