However, since that project did not get off the ground and due to his busy schedule, Tatum, who was then working with Soderbergh on Haywire, brought him the idea.
Over the film, several dance numbers were performed.
In 2010, Tatum told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out.
Mc Conaughey who had no stripping scene in the original script requested to have one which became the last dance number during which he first sings "Ladies of Tampa" and then strips.
Knowing that Dallas has no loyalty to any of them and is driven by greed, Mike leaves the club through the back.
After realizing Mike is not coming back, Dallas promotes Adam to replace Mike as lead dancer.
After the next night's show, Mike and Adam take drugs and go to a club.
Adam vomits and passes out; Brooke finds him on Mike's floor the next morning.
The screenplay is in part inspired by Channing Tatum's experiences as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, when he was 18 years old.