As we get closer to the release date of the highly-anticipated stripper movie Magic Mike, screenwriter Reid Carlin revealed in an interview with USA Today that he and producing partner Channing Tatum are planning to do a Broadway version of the film
“We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story," Carlin said, "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.”
For those living under a rock, Magic Mike is about a veteran stripper who takes a newbie male dancer under his wing and coaches him about the lifestyle inside and outside the club. Channing recently came under fire from two former co-workers who claim that the Magic Mike story is based on their characters.
I actually thought based on the promos and the interviews that the Magic Mike movie was more of a romp and not on the serious side. Either way I think Magic Mike would be a fun film to see translated on Broadway instead of somewhere obvious like Vegas. It'll be more interesting if they add some peen scenes in the play like in Naked Boys Singing. Or better yet, how about next season's Smash incorporate a behind-the-scenes look at bringing Magic Mike to Broadway? it'll be the gayest season yet.
In addition to Tatum, Magic Mike stars Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Adam Rodriguez and Joe Manganiello and opens in theaters nationwide on June 29.