Soderbergh, Tatum Do Male Stripper Film

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and actor Channing Tatum are set to team on “Magic Mike”, a privately financed comedy based on Tatum’s real-life experiences as a stripper when he was 19 years old in Florida says The Hollywood Reporter.

Tatum will play Magic Mike, an experienced stripper who schools a young dancer in the tricks of the trade. Soderbergh said in a statement that he’s using “Saturday Night Fever as our model”.

Tatum, Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin will produce while Carolin will pen the script.