I Am Chippendales (2014)

I Am Chippendales
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords 1980s, biopic, business, crime, immigrant, prison, stripper
Status Preproduction
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chris Mangano Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Rodney Sheldon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Alan Ball Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Lisa Schrager Screenplay (previous draft) 120778 4000002
Rodney Sheldon Source Material (from unpublished manuscript) 120786 4000003
Peter F Saphier Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
David P. Beitchman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Alan Ball Director n/a 2 2000001
David Permut Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alan Ball Producer n/a 3 3000002
Adam Brawer Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ben Stiller Actor Nick DeNoia 1 1000001
The life story of the rise and fall of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who emigrated from India to Los Angeles. He started out operating gas stations and eventually came to own them. He invested his small gas station fortune in a backgammon club which was failing when he heard about a Canadian male strip club, which became the inspiration for the highly lucrative Chippendales chain. His success spiraled out of control when he became involved with the mob and developed a drug addiction and was eventually arrested and served a sentence for hiring hitmen to kill his business partners. He was found hung in his prison cell.