But before you get all hot and bothered at the idea of darling Dev doffing his man-panties for the camera, be forewarned that he’s NOT going to be playing a dancer. He’ll play Indian-American entrepreneur Steve Banerjee who co-founded the erotic dance troupe.
As Variety writes, the film’s Banerjee is, “an Indian immigrant who acquires the struggling L.A. club Destiny II and transforms it into a hot spot. The club features women’s mud wrestling and a ladies-only male exotic dance night, which becomes the basis for the famous “Chippendales” group. Soon enough, Banerjee finds himself earning $8 million a year, and with the help of co-creators Paul Snider and his playboy bunny girlfriend Dorothy Stratten, builds an empire on the idea. However, treasure soon turns to tragedy when Snider murders Stratten and then commits suicide, sending Banerjee into a downward spiral of legal battles.”
Which sounds… fun? I guess? But anything with Dev is a “go” with me, and having him surrounded by shirtless hunks is a plus. It will be directed by I, Tonya‘s Craig Gillespie, although no word yet on when production will begin.