The story is based on actor Channing Tatum's days as a 19-year-old male stripper in Tampa. Channing Tatum stars as the title character, who mentors an up-and-coming stripper played by Alex Pettyfer. Matthew McConaughey also stars as Dallas, who owns the strip club Magic Mike works at.
Steven Soderbergh is directing Magic Mike from a screenplay by Reid Carolin. It isn't known when production will start on Magic Mike, which has been compared to Saturday Night Fever, although it is set in a much different sort of dancing environment.