When you have to make a choice between early retirement and making a movie about a male stripper, starring a male stripper, the decision is easy: male stripper movie.
Steven Soderbergh, who has sworn that he’ll retire soon, is staying in the movie making game to direct Channing Tatum in “Magic Mike,” a film about a male stripper and his protege. Its based on a true story, starring the story’s inspiration — before becoming an actor, Tatum worked as a stripper. So he’ll be going method.
“This was a wild and pivotal time in my life and I couldn’t be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven,” Tatum said in a statement. Soderbergh was similarly excited.