Ladies Interested In The ‘Black Version’ Of Magic Mike??
Ladies are you interested in the ‘Black Version’ of the male stripper movie Magic Mike? Well wait no more! Director Jean Claude LaMarre is looking to shoot an “urban” version of the movie.
The film has generated an interest in recreating the movie’s theme with an all-black cast that includes veteran model Tyson Beckford and “Why Did I Get Married?” actor Michael Jai White.
According to Deadline:
Now indie helmer Jean-Claude LaMarre (Gang Of Roses,Color Of The Cross) is hoping to tap into the world of male strippers with his urban take, Chocolate City, which aims to merge the Magic Mike phenomenon with the recent strength of African-American-themed films at the box office. Black Dynamite star Michael Jai White and model-turned-actor Tyson Beckford are in negotiations to star in the tale of Devin, a college student struggling to make ends meet who meets the owner of a male strip club (White) who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl. Beckford will play Adrian, the club’s former star attraction who finds his popularity fading as the new kid starts to steal the spotlight.
Story also has a faith-themed subplot involving the protagonist’s struggle to balance his religious upbringing with his newfound career on the stripper stage.
Chocolate City is scheduled to start shooting next month in Los Angeles. Will you be watching?