Steven Soderbergh was suppose to finish his Liberace biopic starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, then work on the big screen adaptation of the George Clooney vehicle The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and then retire, but it looks like those plans have changed and Soderbergh will do at least one more film, this time starring Channing Tatum in the movie Magic Mike.
The movie surround the world of male strippers and a relationship that develops when a young male stripper is taught about the industry by a veteran of the male stripping world.
Much of the movie comes from Tatum’s own time as a male stripper when he was 19 years old. Soderbergh says he decided to take the directing job because:
“When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I’d ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It’s sexy, funny and shocking. We’re using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we’re on the right track.”
There’s a chance that the movie will be shot in between Soderbergh’s two upcoming movies and going out with a George Clooney starring vehicle wouldn’t be a bad way to retire.