Romeo Miller Snags Lead Role In Male Stripper Film, “Chocolate City” Starring Michael Jai White And Tyson Beckford
Is it getting hot in here?
We told you last week about director Jean-Claude LaMarre’s new film project, Chocolate City, which hopes to be a diverse answer (with a deeper storyline) to Magic Mike. Set to star Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford, it follows the seedy underworld (just kidding, I just wanted to use those words in a story) of black male strippers, specifically the main character of Devin.
According to Deadline, Romeo Miller has just been cast to play the lead role in the film. Yep, he’s going from Nickelodeon to the strip club.
Miller’s character will be a young college student who finds his way into exotic dancing as a way to pay his bills. His new side hustle puts a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend, and causes inner turmoil for Devin because it conflicts with his conservative religious upbringing.
Beckford plays a stripper who has his limelight stolen by Devin, and White will be the owner of the male strip club.
When speaking on how he came up with the idea for the film, LaMarre had this to say:
“This movie was in gestation for two and a half years, but after Magic Mike it seemed a natural fit for the African-American female audience. I researched the male exotic club scene across the country, with clubs specifically targeting middle-aged African American women.”
Shooting for the film will begin in June. This is a very provocative role for Miller to take on, but he’s got the body to pull it off, am I right?