ben still i am chippendalesThe male bump-and-grind is getting a new twist with Alan Ball's "I Am Chippendales," and it's possible that Ben Stiller will join the fun. Actually, the Ladies of Tampa should probably hold on to their dollar bills for now, as this biopic sounds like it's even darker than "Magic Mike." (Yeah, we'll say it. "Magic Mike" is kinda depressing!)

According to Variety, Ben Stiller is in talks to play Nicholas De Noia, a TV producer and choreographer for the original "Chippendales" who was found shot in his office in 1987. And that's just the tip of the iceberg in this crazy tale, which encompasses murder, murder-for-hire, dubious financial doings, and much more. It will be based on Rodney Sheldon's book about the franchise's beginnings, and its founders Paul Snider and Somen Banerjee. Ball, who is the mastermind behind "True Blood," "Six Feet Under," and "American Beauty," knows from sex, death, and despair, so this should be an interesting outing.

"Magic Mike 2" will start filming this fall, but there's room in our hearts for plenty of movies about the shady world of male strippers. Even ones that seem to focus on the more business side of things, we suppose. Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in "Magic Mike," has even directed his own doc about the Dallas strip club La Bare. Appropriately enough, the doc is called "La Bare."
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