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Matt Bomer gave Channing Tatum Magic Mike musical idea

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Jul 04, 2012 | 1:00pm EDT

Tatum, who worked as a bare-it-all dancer in Florida in his late teens, teamed up with top director Steven Soderbergh and turned his story into hit new movie Magic Mike.

Screenwriter and producer Reid Carolin recently revealed plans to take the stripper tale to the Big Apple and Hollywood hunk Tatum reveals it was actually Bomer's idea to put the story on stage.

He explains, "Matt started singing some of the songs while he was onstage (in the film), and he was like, 'This would kill as a musical.' That cemented it for me."

Soderbergh is already onboard for the screen-to-stage project and Carolin tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "We want it to be a place where women can scream at the dancers and throw money."

But Tatum isn't sure he'll return for the musical: "I'd need a lot of singing classes."

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