Dev Patel to star in Chippendales movie

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Dev Patel is set to star in a movie about the Chippendales.

Variety reports that I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie will helm the movie that has been in development for twenty years.

The movie follows the true story of Steve Banerjee (Patel) who buys a struggling club in Los Angeles and transforms it into a hot spot with theme nights such as female mud wrestling and exotic male dancers.

Banerjee and his partners, girlfriend Dorothy Stratten and Paul Snider, make millions of dollars and build an empire. But the dream turns into a nightmare when Snider kills Stratten and commits suicide leaving Banjaree with lawsuits and disputes, reports Deadline.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources: BangShowBiz, Variety,Deadline)

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