Craig Gillespie to helm Dev Patel-starrer Chippendales
Dev Patel stars as Steve Banerjee, the founder of the Chippendales club in the film set in the 80s
Director Craig Gillespie, who helmed the 2017 Academy Award-winning film I, Tonya, is signed to direct a new film titled Chippendales, featuring Dev Patel. The ambitious production has been in planning for nearly twenty years.
Chippendales is based on a real-life crime that shook the idea of the American dream. The story follows Steve Banerjee, an Indian immigrant’s rise and fall in America as he sets up a strip club specialising in shows of female mud wrestling and exotic male striptease.
Dev Patel stars as Steve Banerjee, the founder of the Chippendales club in this film set in the 80s. While Isaac Adamson penned a previous version of the film, Craig Williams is writing the current one.
Permut Productions and Bold Films will produce Chippendales.
Dev Patel’s last film was the folkloric The Green Knight. Gillespie, on the other hand, last directed Disney’s Cruella, starring Emma Stone in the lead role.