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Taylor Lautner reportedly wanted to star in the lead role of young stripper in the upcoming biopic ‘Magic Mike’ directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Taylor Lautner, the ‘Twilight’ star, who played the role of Jacobs in the movie reportedly desired to play the role of young male stripper in the upcoming biopic movie ‘Magic Mike’. The story is based on the real stripping life experiences of Channing Tatum.

Alex Pettyfer of ‘I am Number Four’ has been confirmed to play the character of young Tatum in the movie. As per the reports, Taylor wanted badly to do the stripper role. The reports added that, Pettyfer was also trying hard for the role.

Reportedly, the production team of ‘Magic Mike’ in casting him for the movie, but he convinced the director of the movie Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum and managed to clinch the role.

Alex Pettyfer will don the character of young stripping Tatum, a 19-year-old, while Tatum will play his mentor, who teaches the exotic dances to Pettyfer. Tatum is currently filming ’21 Jumping Street’.

Taylor Lautner will be next seen in the last two versions of ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’. He will play the character of Jacobs, the friend of Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. The filming of ‘Magic Mike’ has not yet been scheduled. However, it is expected to star this fall.

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