Broadway is about to get striptastic! A previously announced musical version of the 2012 male stripping movie Magic Mike is already aiming for Broadway, and the film's star Channing Tatum hinted that, despite his lack of musical experience, there’s a slight possibility he could star in the new adaptation.
“I don’t think anybody wants to see me sing,” Tatum told Access Hollywood, before adding: “Give me some time to work on it and then maybe.” Someone get this man some singing lessons, stat!
Magic Mike, which is based on Tatum’s real-life experience as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, tells the story of a 19-year-old who is guided into the world of stripping by his mentor, Mike Lane (played by Matthew McConaughey). Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the dramedy also stars Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez. A sequel to the film is also in the works, but Tatum is waiting for Soderbergh to sign on. No casting, creative team, theater or dates have been announced for the Magic Mike musical at this time.
In addition to Magic Mike, Tatum’s film and TV credits include 21 Jump Street, The Vow, She’s the Man, Side Effects, Dear John, Step Up and Battle in Seattle.