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Channing Tatum to Strip for Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh had intended to retire from directing after shooting his next two movies, Liberace and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but who can turn down a lap dance from Channing Tatum? The director announced in a statement that he'll soon squeeze in Magic Mike, which will star Tatum as a male stripper showing a younger man the ropes—a story based on Tatum's own, notorious stripping past. If Soderbergh needed a crash course in homoerotica before mounting Liberace, he'll no doubt get it here, but who should play the young erotic dancer under Tatum's tutelage? (Don't suggest Jamie Bell—been there, done that.) [Deadline]

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