Channing Tatum Confirms MAGIC MIKE to Flex Muscles on Broadway
Magic Mike film star Channing Tatum told Access Hollywood, "We are doing the Broadway version [of Magic Mike]," but that he will likely not be taking part in the stage production. "I don't think anybody wants to see me sing. Give me some time to work on it and then maybe."
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Even if Broadway isn't in Tatum's future, he announced last summer that he will be returning for the film's sequel.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Reid Carolin, screenwriter for the film, is currently working on a 'spin-off' of the movie, which he plans to bring to Broadway as a new musical. "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 told The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
Deadline.com has since noted that the musical is gunning for the Great White Way in the summer of 2013. The show will reportedly be produced by Tatum alongside Carolin under the banner of their Production Company, Iron Horse Entertainment, alongside the film's director Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, and Nick Wechsler.
Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE opened in theaters on June 29th. The drama stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello and centers on a rebellious 19-year-old kid (Pettyfer) looking for independence from his family. He meets Magic Mike (Tatum), who seems like the perfect role model- he's got a nice car, a nice apartment, and a seemingly endless supply of women. He also happens to be a male stripper.