Magic Mike


Limited Release Date: 29 June, 2012

Genre: Drama (With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn)

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures


When Channing Tatum brought up the idea of making a movie about his pre-Hollywood stint as a stripper, director Steven Soderbergh decided his long-planned retirement might have to wait just a little bit longer. ”I immediately thought, ‘That’s one of the best movie ideas I’ve ever heard,”’ says the director, who was working with Tatum on January’s Haywire and is reteaming with him on the medical thriller Bitter Pill. ”I had never seen that world before on screen.”

Tatum stars as Mike, a veteran stripper who inducts a new recruit (Alex Pettyfer) into an all-male revue of beefcake dancers (including Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Kevin Nash) run by a slightly unhinged owner (Matthew McConaughey). ”It could’ve been an incredibly awkward experience, but we became an instant band of brothers,” says Bomer of dancing with his costars. ”We would all watch when someone was doing a dance number and clap when they called ‘Cut!”’

Will the average American male moviegoer be equally enthusiastic? Even Tatum isn’t certain. ”Unless you’re a guy who likes that, you’re not going to say to your buddy, like, ‘Yo, what’s up, man? After the football game tonight, you wanna go see Magic Mike?”’ he says with a laugh. Soderbergh, however, is more sanguine. ”How could anyone not want to see this?” asks the director. ”Believe me, you’d want to be one of these guys.”

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Source: EW