Rumblings about a musical version of Channing Tatum’s male stripper flick first surfaced last summer. Given it’s surprising lucrative box office run, it was a no-brainer all parties involved searched for different revenue streams to milk more dollars from horny women and gay men. Naturally, a big song and dance number came to mind. A year after Tatum first teased about it, Magic Mike, The Musical is officially a thing now. The 33-year-old actor confirmed the news earlier this week via Twitter.
Steven Soderbergh, producer and director of Magic Mike, along with Tatum have enlisted a top creative team to adapt the film into a Broadway musical. Deadline.com reports Next to Normal’s Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will write the songs and Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the book. In addition to fast tracking the project to the Great White Way stage, a sequel is also in the works.
If both ventures prove successful, Tatum just might overtake Robert Downey, Jr on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actors List. While we wait for both projects to come to fruition, check out my favorite scene from the original film below.