Oh boy, the theater about to get steamy!
Word behind the concession counter is that Magic Mike is about to get an urban twist. Black Dynamite star, Michael Jai White and model-actor Tyson Beckford are in talks to head up “Chocolate City,” the untold story of the male strip club scene. Indie film maker Jean-Claude LaMarre is hoping to show us a thing or two about being up in the club. While talking to Deadline, LaMarre spilled about his process and the reason for the Magic Mike comparison.
“This movie was in gestation for 2 1/2 years, but after Magic Mike it seemed a natural fit for the African-American female audience…I researched the male exotic club scene and it’s massive across the country, with clubs specifically targeting middle-aged African-American women.”
White will play the owner of the club where Tyson’s character “Adrian” works. Adrian used to be the star performer but must deal with his fading popularity as new kid on the block, Devin steals the show.
Lawd, whatever happens please let it be better than Magic Mike. I’m fine with staring at sweaty bodies and all, but when the storyline gets whack after they leave the stage, I can’t deal. The flick is set to start shooting next month in L.A. Can’t wait to see all that sexy chocolate.