The Magic Mike star has already started shooting Pee-wee's Big Holiday, according to Deadline.com, and he admits teaming up with Paul Reubens, who he calls "one of the great comic geniuses of our time", is a dream come true.
He says, "Growing up, my Saturday mornings were all about Pee-Wee Herman. I saw everything he did. I can't believe that I'm going to get to share scenes with one of the iconic figures of my childhood."
Reubens, who has been playing the eccentric man-child on the big and small screen for decades, adds, "Joe's already my friend - and he's tremendously talented and a terrific person.
"I am so glad we are finally going to get to work together. This totally makes up for being cut out of Magic Mike and Magic Mike 2!"