Ben Stiller Might Star In Alan Ball’s ‘Chippendales’ Flick

Actor Ben Stiller is in talks to play gay choreographer Nick DeNoia in gay director Alan Ball’s I Am Chippendales, a film about how Chippendales became the most famous male stripper venues of all time.

Ben_stillerCinemaBlend elaborates:

If Magic Mike has taught us anything, it's that there's an audience for movies about male strippers. But it sounds like I Am Chippendales will go beyond the stage to dig into the founding and expansion of the Chippendales night club and the eventual controversy related to attempted arson, racketeering and murder-for-hire, linked co-owner Somen "Steve" Banerjee.

Variety says Ben Stiller (Keeping the Faith), is in negotiations to play the role of Nick DeNoia, "the former choreographer/partner who helped conceive the idea for the dance troupe with Banerjee and attorney Brian Nahin." He also played a big part in expanding the act on a global level.

Ball — who is set to  direct, produce and adapt the script based on Rodney Sheldon’s book — is one of the minds behind the TV shows Six Feet Under, True Blood and the Oscar-winning film American Beauty.


  1. Brian W. says

    Sounds like an interesting story to tell. I’m in. I’d much rather see Ben Stiller in a role like this instead of the usual fare he partakes in.

  2. SpaceCadet says

    Stiller is looking for his serious, Oscar-bait breakthrough role. And did I hear that Magic Mike is having a sequel? I saw it in the theater which was comprised of mostly women, and a few guys who I presume were gay, and I could tell it was not the thrill ride they all wanted. I’m surprised a sequel would even be considered.

  3. Mike8787 says

    I love that the quoted article references “Keeping the Faith” as the reference for readers as to who Ben Stiller is — as if that’s by any means the most well known, most popular, or most economically successful film he’s had.

  4. KevInPDX says

    I kinda F’in hate Ben Stiller. He will ruin any movie he is in. I hope I am wrong.
    Now his dad, in his prime, was hillairous. Not so much these days though.

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