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'Magic Mike' The Musical Heading to Broadway

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 29, 2012 at 12:01PM

Wasting no time, Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking "Magic Mike" to the stage, where the film will be adapted into a musical...
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"Magic Mike"
"Magic Mike"

Wasting no time, Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking "Magic Mike" to the stage, where the film will be adapted into a musical. The duo are producing with Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler and Reid Carolin, who wrote the screenplay and will tackle the stageplay. The hope is to have it on Broadway by the Summer of 2013.

Who knew Tatum's days as a stripper would have such a rippled payoff? During the press day the star confirmed that "there's nothing that's factual in this whole movie other than I was an eighteen-year-old kid and went into this world and I dropped out of college and playing football and was living on my sister's couch." Alex Pettyfer plays the role that was inspired by real-life-young-Tatum. As for what he misses about the world "Magic Mike" represents, Tatum says "I don't miss anything about this world."

Check out Movies' comparison of "Magic Mike" and the real-life experience of a male strip club and the lives of their leading men. Our review of "Magic Mike" is here.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.