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Let's hear it for men showing off their assets. Not only is Levi Johnston going sans Levi's — and apparently everything else — in Playgirl, but a star director is in talks to bring the male stripper experience to the big screen.
Tony Scott, the director behind such movies as Top Gun and True Romance, is working on a movie about Chippendale's. Yes, you read that right: Variety is reporting that Scott will make a movie about "the rise and fall" (ahem) of the 1980s male-strip-club chain, Chippendales.
The movie will specifically focus on the life of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who was convicted of attempted arson, racketeering and hiring a hitman to kill a former dancer and eventual competitor to the Chippendales chain. The murder never took place, and Banerjee was found hanging in his jail cell a few hours prior to being sentenced.
The as-yet-untitled film is said to take a similar tone to the crime-spree epic True Romance, for which Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay.
Chippendales was famously parodied in one of Saturday Night Live's most memorable sketches. You remember the one: Patrick Swayze and his less graceful counterpart, Chris Farley, danced around the stage, thrusting their pelvises and removing various clothing items. We're thinking this movie have a slightly different feel.
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