updated - May 24, 2013 Friday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
Warner Bros. movie about male strippers "Magic Mike" hasn't even been released in theatres yet, but talks have already started on bringing the story to Broadway.
At the premiere of the feature, set to be released nationwide this Friday, producer Reid Carolin, who made the movie with star Channing Tatum, whose past of being a male stripper inspired the story, confirmed that a Broadway adaptation is currently in the works, though may be somewhat different than the tale told in the feature film, also starring Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, "True Blood"'s Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, and Alex Pettyfer.
"We are doing Broadway," said Carolin told USA Today at the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. "We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story, more of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story. I'm almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it's the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show."
Apparently this is not news for the cast, who have been hearing about a possible Broadway adaptation for some time.
"We've been talking about that since we filmed this movie," Rodriguez told USA Today. "I'd do a very special guest appearance for sure."
Pettyfer told USA Today he would "absolutely" do the Broadway show. "I think we should all do the opening night."
The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows Tatum's character, who is a veteran stripper, who teaches Pettyfer, a new recruit, on the ways to be an onstage stripper for an audience, as well as taking in the lifestyle, which includes womanizing and partying. McConaughey's character leads the pack of strippers, which include Bomer, Kevin Nash, Manganiello, and Rodriguez.
Manganiello himself said he would be up for it, as long as he didn't have to sing on stage. "It's a Broadway show, right?" he joked with USA Today.
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