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Channing Tatum's stripper past is no secret (video footage of his pre-fame gyrations leaked in 2009), and now he's set to share even more of it on the big screen. Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Erin Brockovich) has signed on to direct Tatum in a film based on Tatum's actual past as an adult entertainer, EW.com reports. He's set to play an older stripper mentoring a younger one.

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"This was a wild and pivotal time in my life and I couldn't be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven," Tatum told the site. The actor talked about developing the project last year. Meanwhile, Soderbergh called the pitch "one of the best ideas I'd ever heard for a movie" and said he'll use Saturday Night Fever as inspiration.

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Though Soderbergh recently talked about wanting to retire from directing, this project will keep him in the game at least slightly longer.