Ben Stiller has signed up to star in an adaptation of Rodney Sheldon’s book “I Am Chippendales”.
The story follows the two men who created the first all-male stripping troupe ‘Chippendales’ before arson, racketeering and murder got into the mix. Stiller will play Nick DeNoia, a choreographer who helped conceive the idea.
“True Blood” and “Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball is adapting the script and will both produce and direct the film.
Stiller is also now “in talks” to direct the long-gestating film “The Current War” penned by Michael Mitnick and setup at The Weinstein Company.
That film follows the true story of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s battle to produce the first stable electric current.