channing tatum gi Channing Tatum to relive his stripping days for 'Magic Mike'In the spirit of art imitating life, Channing Tatum is teaming up with retired renowned director Steven Soderbergh for the upcoming buddy film “Magic Mike.”

]]>e learn to navigate the world of male stripping. Yep, you read that right — Tatum will be ditching his clothes and hitting the stage in the film, for which he already has a bit of experience. The project is based on Tatum’s real life days as a 19-year-old stripper before he made it big as an actor. “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 says according to Deadline. Adds Soderbergh, “When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I’d ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It’s sexy, funny and shocking. We’re using ‘Saturday Night Fever’ as our model, so hopefully we’re on the right track.” The two previously worked together on the action thriller “Haywire,” which is expected for release this August.  Who better to play a male stripper than a (gorgeous) former male stripper? We can’t wait to see Tatum’s moves on the big screen, though we may roll incognito to the theater to actually see them.