Dev To Star In “Chippendales”
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Dev To Star In “Chippendales”

Deadline is reporting that Dev is in talks to star alongside Ben Stiller in “Chippendales“.

The Magic Mike meets Scarface saga of the ’80s male strip club Chippendales is finally coming to the big screen. Bold Films has committed to finance Chippendales; Lion star Dev Patel is in talks to play Steve Banerjee, the Bombay-born immigrant who turned an LA dive bar into a multimillion-dollar cultural zeitgeist sensation. Ben Stiller will play Nick DeNoia, an Emmy-winning producer of children’s shows who recruited the musclebound G-string clad dancers, choreographed their routines and ran a touring company of strippers.

The final script is being written by Isaac Adamson, whose Black List script Bubbles is being turned into a stop-motion animated film about Michael Jackson and his chimp (Netflix pre-bought it at Cannes for $20 million). The film will be produced by Permut Presentations’ David Permut, Bold’s owner Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters, and Red Hour’s Stiller and Nicky Weinstock. Lisa Zambri will be exec producer along with Peter Saphier and Rodney Sheldon. Latter wrote the unpublished manuscript that served as a resource. Sentinel Pictures is also involved in a producing capacity.

“It is the Horatio Alger story gone horribly wrong,” said Bold’s Walters. “It is a true life Boogie Nights, a wild ride through the seamy underbelly where entertainment and criminality meet, during a period where the pendulum swung toward female sexuality.” Walters said Litvak actually met Banerjee and the original Chippendales partners decades ago, when he was asked to invest in their plans. Litvak found them to be a sketchy lot and demurred, but he followed the sordid events and sparked to backing the movie about the rise and fall of Chippendales.

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