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Alex Pettyfer to play male stripper

I An Number Four, Alex Pettyfer

Story by Jack Foley

ALEX Pettyfer is to play the leading role of a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.

The film will reportedly follow a character who is based on the experiences of Channing Tatum, who has admitted working as a stripper before his career as an actor took off.

The comedy is due to begin filming in August in Los Angeles.

Tatum, now 31, has said that he stripped for nearly a year when he was 18 to make ends meet and produces and co-stars in the film.

He will play a mentor to the dancer played by 21-year-old Pettyfer.

Pettyfer, meanwhile, has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought after young stars following recent leads in Disney’s I Am Number Four and Beastly.

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