Channing Tatum announces Magic Mike Live
Channing Tatum will be bringing 'Magic Mike Live' to Las Vegas.
The 36-year-old actor - who starred in the lead role in the films of the same name - announced he will be directing the show alongside choreographers Alison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa.
Speaking in a video for Cosmopolitan magazine, he said: "What I'm getting at is we're going to start Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock, March 2017.
"God knows, we have enough gentleman's clubs in this country so let's start the first gentleladies club. Or maybe not so gentle. Depends what you're into. So please leave your comments and let us know what you want. We're going to create it for you."
The live show will start in March 2017 at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and Channing is looking forward to the prospect of possibly returning to the stage himself.
He told Entertainment Tonight: "Casting, directing, we're gonna do it all. If I'm ever in shape enough to do it [perform] again, I absolutely want to do that. Actually, it would be really fun ...
"For so many years now, I think male revues have told women what they should think is sexy, and when you really look at it, it's kind of misogynistic a little bit. Like [male dances are] all dominant doctors and lawyers and fireman and construction workers and all women's archetypes are like nurses and maids and subservient things, and we just want to turn all that up on its ear and talk about it and just start a conversation between women and men."
Meanwhile, Channing has insisted he has got the full support of his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, with whom he has two-year-old daughter Everly, to get back on stage.
He added: "I got the clearance [from Jenna] but who knows if I'll ever be in that shape again?"