For the scores of women inching closer to their screens as they watched Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey remove their clothing in Magic Mike, we have some good news…
Plans to bring the stripping movie to the stage are afoot with a creative team now in place to adapt Magic Mike’s saucy antics for Broadway. The new musical, produced by Tatum and the film’s director Steven Soderbergh, has hired a group of writers to transform the hit film into a script and score.
Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey (creators of Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Next To Normal) will write the songs, with plans for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) to write the book based on Tatum’s early days as a male stripper before he found fame in Hollywood.
The transfer of Tatum’s character Mike Lane and his stripping protegé Adam (played by Pettyfer) to the Broadway stage coincide with preparations for a sequel to the surprise 2012 hit and will surely delight the female fans who flocked to the cinema. The original, self-funded by Tatum and Soderbergh, was an enormous financial success, grossing over £103 million worldwide after being filmed on a £4.5 million budget.