Dev Patel is set to star in a brand new movie based on Chippendales, according to Deadline.
The 30-year-old actor will play Somen “Steve” Banerjee, who emigrated from India to Playa del Rey to chase the dream of fame and fortune. Bored with pumping gas in the Mobil station he owned, he found an outlet for his entrepreneurial dreams when he acquired the struggling L.A. rock club Destiny II.
He transformed it with a new name and theme nights that included female mud wrestling and a “male exotic dance night for ladies only,” with the latter catching on.
Soon, Banerjee and his partners were presiding over a flesh empire that earned $8 million a year from club receipts, millions of calendars of its main attraction being sold, with a large amount coming from touring companies.
David Permut, who has been developing the project for 20 years, will produce along with Bold Films, with Craig Gillespie is attached to direct.
Stay tuned for more details and cast announcements for the film.
If you missed it, you can see how Dev celebrated his recent birthday here…
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