Alex Pettyfer Calls Them the 'Diamond Dogs'

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Alex Pettyfer has been pulled out of the oxygen tent and asked for the latest party.

The "Magic Mike" star has signed on for "Diamond Dogs," a movie that, despite that fun bit of lyrics-quoting above, doesn't look like it has anything to do with David Bowie's 1974 concept album (or song) of the same name, according to Variety.

Bowie's album was produced as an alternative to his planned stage musical production of "1984" after he was denied the adaptation rights by George Orwell's estate. The songs describe a glam totalitarian post-apocalyptic world — a far cry from the premise of the film of the same name, which deals with a popular high school quarterback (Pettyfer) whose life is turned upside down after he accidentally kills someone, a crime that the local sheriff — who also happens to be his father — is covering up.

"Diamond Dogs" (the movie) is actually based on the crime novel of the same name by Alan Watt and is set to be directed by Pascal Chaumeil, who recently called the shots on the French comedy, "Heartbreaker," after serving as Luc Besson's second unit director on "Leon," "The Fifth Element" and "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc."

Alex Pettyfer's recent credits include "I Am Number Four," "Beastly" and "In Time." He'll soon be seen under the wing of master male stripper Channing Tatum in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," opening June 29.

Production on "Diamond Dogs" should commence sometime this fall after Chaumeil wraps "Fly Me to the Moon," an action-adventure starring Diane Kruger.