In Vanity Fair's August cover story with Tatum, when asked if he'd ever strip again, he replied, "Well, we're going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I'll never say never… I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I've put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I'm like, 'Why do I want to do this?' It's very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people."
As previously reported by Playbill.com, Tony Award-winning songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (If/Then, Next to Normal) and Spider-Man book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have been enlisted to pen the project.
In the spirit of The Full Monty, the guys will sing and strip, but book writer Aguirre-Sacasa is aiming to be all-inclusive in the striptease act.
Lyricist Yorkey told Playbill.com, "He has also found out a way — and I can't probably say much more about it — [for] a chance for the women in the story to get their turn taking some clothes off, so it's an equal-opportunity… It's going to be fun for everybody!"
It was previously reported that Steven Soderbergh and Tatum, director and star, respectively, of "Magic Mike," were on board to produce.