05/12/2011 06:39 pm ET Updated Jul 12, 2011

Alex Pettyfer In 'Magic Mike': 'I Am Number Four' Star Joins Channing Tatum Stripper Film

Alex Pettyfer has been cast in the lead of Steven Soderbergh's male stripper pic, Magic Mike.

Pettyfer, who is coming off a starring role in I Am Number Four, will play a young stripper -- a character based on experiences of Channing Tatum, who stripped before his career as an actor launched. Production is slated to begin in August in Los Angeles.

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