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New Regency Boards Dev Patel’s ‘Chippendales’ as

New Regency has boarded Dev Patel’s upcoming “Chippendales” undertaking as a co-financier with Bold Films, in accordance with a person with data of the undertaking.

“Cruella” director Craig Gillespie is connected to direct the undertaking.

David Permut, who has been attempting to get the undertaking off the bottom for 20 years, will produce the undertaking with New Regency and Bold Films. David Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, Michel Litvak and Svetlana Metkina are additionally producing for Bold.

The Green Knight

Screenwriters Lauren Blum and Rebecca Angelo are rewriting the script. Craig Williams and Isaac Adamson wrote earlier drafts of the script.

Patel is connected to play “Chippendales” founder Steve Banerjee, who went from pumping fuel at his Mobil Gas station in Playa del Vista to launching the primary “male exotic dance night for ladies only,” which went on to grow to be an ’80s phenomenon. Banerjee would finally get caught in a sting operation by the FBI over the homicide of former accomplice and choreographer Nick De Noia. Banerjee finally pleaded responsible to tried arson, racketeering and homicide for rent and was discovered lifeless in his jail cell in 1994.

New Regency has a theatrical distribution cope with 20th Century Studios at Disney.

Patel stars in David Lowery’s “The Green Knight” which opened in theaters on Friday.

Deadline first reported the information.

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