Celebrity·Posted on Oct 15, 2020The Internet And I Are Losing It Over Dev Patel Starring In A Biopic About ChippendalesCAST DEV PATEL IN ALL THE THINGS!by Ehis OsifoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink This year has been, pardon my French, a shitshow. But with every dark cloud comes a silver lining, and 2020's silver lining comes in the form of Mr. Dev Patel. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Weinstein Company This fine gentleman will star in a biopic about the Chippendales founder turned murderer, Somen "Steve" Banerjee. John Phillips / Getty Images Deadline also announced that I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie is attached to direct this film. Yes. THOSE Chippendales. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Magic Mike was loosely based on Chippendales. Before we get TOO excited — remember, he was also a murderer — Banerjee himself wasn't a stripper, so not sure how much of, ahem, Dev Patel we're gonna see. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox Searchlight Here's hoping the director takes some creative license... Still, the Patel-Hive is over the moon with this news and flooded to Twitter to express their excitement! Jenna Guillaume⁷ @JennaGuillaume YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION https://t.co/QmquhxztyP 01:17 AM - 14 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Steve Venner @steve_venner https://t.co/4c4hXqTFWM 10:53 PM - 13 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Matthew Barkley @fantasmatt finding out dev patel doesn't get to play a chippendale in the chippendale movie 12:08 AM - 14 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite José María Luna @JoseMLuna If Dev Patel murders me in his strip club, DO NOT PROSECUTE HIM because HE caught ME slipping. That is on ME https://t.co/2pN1QAXQiq 12:44 AM - 14 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Steve Venner @steve_venner Apologies in advance but the Dev Patel Chippendales movie is all I will be talking about for the foreseeable future 10:59 PM - 13 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 🏳️🌈Ms. Marya Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Gates 🦩 @oldfilmsflicker Reading about this Dev Patel Chippendales movie like 👀👀👀 12:11 AM - 14 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Kristin @KristinBynum I would spend $15 to watch Dev Pattel pick out wall colors for his bathroom. I’m sure as shit following him to an 80’s male strip club murder saga #chippendales https://t.co/Sk2ZVGajq4 02:41 PM - 15 Oct 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite No news on the release date or other cast members, but you better believe I will be waiting with bated breath!