Tony Scott Snaps on the Chippendales Bowtie

Thursday, October 29 by

Who knew Tony Scott had it in him. According to Variety, Scott has taken a liking to Chippendales, the formal male strippers in bowties, cufflinks, and, a must for any fancy event, leather pants.

With a tone similar to the Scott-directed "True Romance," pic will follow the improbable rise and fall of Chippendales creator Steve Banerjee, who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, Banerjee became wildly rich, as well as unreasonably competitive and paranoid. Banerjee hired a hitman to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial.

Now that’s a Cinderella story if I’ve ever heard one. Minus the contract killing and all-male dance troupe. In regard to casting, no actors are attached yet, but there’s gotta be a part in there somewhere for Denzel Washington. I could show you a photoshopped picture now of Denzel’s head on a Chippendale’s body, but I’m not gonna ’cause you want it too much.

 

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