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Alex Pettyfer to Be Stripper in Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike'

May 13, 2011 (2:14 am) GMT
The 21-year-old actor will play young Channing Tatum, in the movie based on Tatum's real life as a young stripper.
Alex Pettyfer to Be Stripper in Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike'

has secured a role in "". Deadline reports that the 21-year-old actor will star as young in the drama film, while Tatum himself portrays his elder mentor.

The upcoming film is based on Tatum's real life when he was a 19-year-old stripper. Tatum plays the title character, who schools a young dancer (Pettyfer) in how to hustle on and off the stage. The movie will tell a story set in a wild summer with a lot of dancing, partying, and women.

Reid Carolin serves as the screenwriter for the movie, with Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and Tatum teaming up to produce the film. Serving as director is Steven Soderbergh, who has gushed that the movie is "sexy, funny and shocking". The pic itself is expected to hit theaters in 2012.

Pettyfer appeared in school plays before having shot to fame through his role in "". He has starred in "" opposite , and "" opposite . He will next be seen in "Now", which will open in U.S. theaters on October 28.

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