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Alex Pettyfer: Channing Tatum's Stripper Movie Star!

Alex Pettyfer: Channing Tatum's Stripper Movie Star!

Alex Pettyfer will play a stripper in the new film Magic Mike, a movie based on Channing Tatum‘s life as a stripper when he was 19 years old.

WATCH: Video footage of Channing Tatum‘s stripping days

The 21-year-old British actor was selected by director Steven Soderbergh and will play a young Channing, Deadline reports.

Channing, 31, will play his older mentor who teaches his young friend about life on and off stage. Magic Mike tells the story of the friendship of these two male strippers.

Alex is the cover model for the Summer 2011 issue of Vman magazine.

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  • amy

    Ugh hate this kid. He’s way too arrogant for my liking.

  • Whaaaaa?

    I don’t like him and his Thank You tattoo either.

  • Johanna (Swedish Amazon)

    A comedy about male strippers starring Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer? Woooo!!! I’ll be going on opening night with all my girls! :)

  • Wes

    Now this seems interesting

  • yas!

    Dammnnnnnnnn! <3

  • Someone

    Sorry for this, Could someone explain to me why Alex is an asshole?
    I think he’s cute, but I’m not a fan of him and never saw a news nasty about it. Did I miss something?

  • Torrance

    Lmao this is ridiculous. How the fudge do they turn a B-list actor’s stint as a stripper – a stripper for crying outloud! – into an entire feature film? Really? Lololol

  • betty

    @Torrance: maybe he was a gigolo. then it would be interesting…

  • TMNox

    Is this really a story worth making? I mean its not like Channing is good at what he does…

  • ashlee

    i love channing but why would anyone make this movie?

  • Amanda

    @Whaaaaa?: It doesn’t say ‘thank you’, just so you know.

  • Me

    I will the first online for tickets!!!!

  • Amanda

    I really hope this movie will be shown in cinemas in Sweden, otherwise I’ll be pissed.

    Congratulations on a new role Alex! Can’t wait to see it :D

  • Vesper

    This has to be a joke. Soderbergh? Ocean’s Soderbergh? Solaris Soderbergh? Eros Soderbergh?
    A stripper movie about Channing Tatum?

    One of these things is not like the other.

  • LJ

    HOT HOT HOT – I can’t wait to see Alex and Channing.

  • Lily

    I loved Channing Tatum in The Eagle and I even checked out G.I Joe to see if it was as bad as I’d heard (it was, but Tatum was not as ridiculous as he could have been), but I don’t really understand the point of making a movie about his stripper days ?
    Maybe Soderbergh is a friend of his ?
    Well at least it’s more interesting than a movie about female strippers, that would be boring, and there are already so many of them.

  • GG

    Love Channing. Hate Alex.

    Channing is nice, down to earth and genuine.

    Alex is a little arrogant prick who does nothing but complain about what he does. He has little talent and IMO is not even good looking. The ungrateful bastard should just hurry up and get off our screens.

  • Lilakoi

    WTF? How can they make an entire movie out of his stripper days? What amazing things happened during this time that is so worth it?! Gosh. I don’t know if I’ll watch it. Not only because of the fact that this is questionable but because I don’t like Pettifer. Channing is HOT though :p I was one of the first ones back in 2006 to know about the movie Step up because I discovered the Myspace page early with Ciara presenting the whole thing and asking dancers out there to audition to actually be in the film and there was a little sort of trailer with Channing and when I saw him, I was like WOH. What a sexy dude<3 Since then, he hasn’t done enough movies IMO. But you can’t deny his hotness!

  • mod-zod-1

    Most legends don’t get movies about their lives.

    No offense to CTatum but this has to be a joke. This is weak storyline and what’s the end result…he went from stripping to acting. Tatum’s life and career are still in progress ..he’s not Oscar winner and his movies don’t appeal to masses.

    Soderbergh –hasn’t watched any of those 90′s TV Movies about Chippendales—they were awful. This is bizarre and again proves that H-WOOD is really talentless these days and vacant for good scripts.

  • Trent

    Great, a D-list actor playing another D-List actor in a movie – isn’t hollywood great!

  • Hayley

    Why in the world would anyone watch a movie about male strippers? Not that I’m complaining, but the plot seems to suck.

  • brainy box

    ALEX PETTYFER IS SO F*CKING HOT!!!!!! THROW IN ORLANDO BLOOM THEN IT WOULD BE PERFECT!!!!! I DON’T CARE IF ALEX IS A DOUCHE HE IS STILL HOT!!!!

  • Jess

    why are they making this movie? SEX SELLS.

  • Circles

    @Whaaaaa?:

    His tattoo doesn’t mean “Thank You”, it’s means “Alex” in a different language. He was joking in that interview but obviously sarcasm goes over American interviewers’ heads.

    Oh and I don’t like the sounds of this movie but I won’t judge it before I even see a trailer.

  • Circles

    His tattoo doesn’t mean “Thank You”, it’s means “Alex” in a different language. He was joking in that interview but obviously sarcasm goes over American interviewers’ heads. And just because he doesn’t pander to the public and be fake as sh*t in interviews like most young Hollywood actors doesn’t mean he is a cocky a**hole, it just means he doesn’t have time for that superficial part of the industry which he detests.

    Oh and I don’t like the sounds of this movie but I won’t judge it before I even see a trailer.

  • Circles

    His tattoo doesn’t mean “Thank You”, it’s means “Alex” in a different language. He was joking in that interview but obviously sarcasm goes over American interviewers’ heads. And just because he doesn’t pander to the public and be fake as sh*t in interviews like most young Hollywood actors doesn’t mean he is a cocky a**hole, it just means he doesn’t have time for that superficial part of the industry which he detests. Just thought I’d give the dude some support since the Alex Pettyfer lynch mob seems to be out in force in this comment section.

    Oh and I don’t like the sounds of this movie but I won’t judge it before I even see a trailer.

  • British Latin American

    God, Alex is beautiful.

  • Circles

    Sorry for the multiple comments, something must have gone wrong and I sent it a couple times before I was finished!:D

  • chris

    Anyone who STILL thinks he has a tattoo that says thank you is too stupid to be allowed on the internet.

  • chris

    @Hayley: \
    What is this plot that sucks? You don’t even know what the plot is, you only know the premise. Until you’ve read a script, stfu.

  • gnome

    Wish pettyfer gives a full monty…. that wud atleast make it worth…. till now he’s shown only his butt!

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