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08/18/2011 04:55 pm ET Updated Oct 18, 2011

Joe Manganiello In Talks to Join 'Magic Mike'; Manganiello To Star In Stripper Film

It seems everyone in Hollywood is dying to drop trou for Steven Soderbergh's racy new flick.

EW reports that "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello is in final talks to join the handsome-heavy cast of "Magic Mike."

Inspired by Channing Tatum's days working the pole before he became an acclaimed actor, here Tatum plays an experienced stripper who shows new kid, Alex Pettyfer, the ropes. Nude enthusiast, Matthew McConaughey plays club owner and sage stripper named Dallas.

Manganiello will play Big Dick Richie. Enough said.

"Magic Mike" will start shooting in September.

For more, click over to EW.