EXCLUSIVE: First they made the flick and now Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking Magic Mike to the stage.
The film’s director and star are producing a musical adaptation of their male stripper movie.
Distributed by Warner Bros., Magic Mike opens Friday.
The plan at this point is to have Magic Mike: The Musical on stage and Broadway bound by the summer of 2013.
WME’s theatre head John Buzzetti is currently putting together the package.
Soderbergh & Tatum will produce with partners Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler and Reid Carolin.
Carolin, who wrote the screenplay for the Magic Mike flick and is Tatum’s partner in Iron Horse Entertainment, will write the book for the musical.
Magic Mike is partially based on the now 32-year old Tatum’s experiences as a stripper in Tampa, Florida when he was 19.
The flick stars Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Alezx Pettfer.
Soderbergh is repped by Anonymous Content.
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