Alex Pettyfer to Play Channing Tatum Alongside Channing Tatum in Male Stripper Film

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In a twisted bit of casting, Alex Pettyfer is set to play a young Channing Tatum mentored by a character played by older Channing Tatum.

Deadline reports:

Not only did Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh just choose 21-year-old newcomer Alex Pettyfer for this juicy role in Magic Mike. But also, as Deadline has previously reported, the film has such an interesting storyline because the plot revolves around Channing Tatum's real-life stripper sojourn. Now Pettyfer will play a young Tatum baring it all while Channing plays his older mentor. 

Watch a video of Pettyfer stripping down for the recent Vman cover, AFTER THE JUMP...

ALEX PETTYFER BY MARIO TESTINO FOR VMAN 22 from V Magazine on Vimeo.