Dev Patel is all set to cast in a long-gestating movie about a murder mystery in the iconic stripteasing franchise Chippendales. The film will set its focus on Somen Banerjee’s rise and fall in order to pursue his American dream, right from the founding of the multi-dollar Chippendales to being accused and charged with a conspiracy to kill three of his business colleagues. After that, Banerjee also indulged himself in hiring hitmen to take out Chippendales’competitors and also allegedly conspired in the murder of the company’s dance choreographer Nick De Noia. The film also reflects the story of Banerjee’s partner, Paul Snider, who is the husband as well as the killer of Playboy model Dorothy Stratten with a few other members who got twisted in Chippendales’ brutal and violent history.
Deadline officially reported that Dev Patel and the director of the movie, Craig Gillespie, is now completely engaged with the project. Dev Patel will play the character of an Indian immigrant, Somen “Steve,” who bought an absolutely failed Los Angeles club in the late ’70s, named Destiny II and, transformed that club into Chippendales. The club is a flat out male strip club which is mainly targeted at female audiences in the United States of America.
The further plot of the story revolves around the ultimate success of the club, where it became a multi-million dollar brand in America. Banerjee succeeds in making a lot of money from the club, including calendar sales and touring performances. However, the silver lining of his business starts to disappear gradually, where Banerjee is involved in plots of murdering his two former Chippendales dancers.
Craig Gillespie is set to direct this biography movie, who is recognized for his Oscar-winning film “Tonya.” The film has been planned for almost two decades now by Permut Productions’ David Permut. The movie is all set to be produced by Bold Films, where Craig Williams has authored the newest draft of the film.
When Banerjee entered the states, he decided to buy a failed club in the late ’70s, which was located in Los Angeles, America. Banerjee decided to turn it into a women’s mud-wrestling male strip club, mainly targeted for the female audience. The man succeeded in turning the club into a big hit and a revenue-generating place for himself, which unfortunately did not last long. Since the actor is a renowned star globally and has won many awards and the hearts of millions of people out there, it would be interesting to see him as Banerjee, completely nailing the character one more time.
The actor’s breakthrough position came with his Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire, which was released back in 2008. After that, Dev Patel has starred in a lot of high-profile motion pictures. His role in the movie Lion gained him worldwide recognition and designation all around the world. Starred in Armando Iannucci’s interval comedy, “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” the Chippendales movie and David’s Lowery’s upcoming medieval fantasy “The Green Knight” are popping out soon.