Monday, December 26, 2011

First Magic Mike production still photo

Channing Tatum's recounting of his days as a stripper (he's in the movie, with Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, and Adam Rodriguez) is the story of this Steven Soderbergh low-budget ($20 million) dramedy.

Even a stripper movie has a synopsis, which is: "The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money."

Obligatory promotional quote from director:
When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I’d ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It’s sexy, funny and shocking. We’re using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we’re on the right track.
The last films in Soderbergh’s pipeline before the retirement he says is imminent: Haywire starring Tatum, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender his theaters this August, filming on Magic Mike is set to start in September/October, the star-studded Contagion (Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, etc.) is slated for October 21st, then The Playlist reports that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring George Clooney is aiming to shoot in February of next year, with the Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon serving as Soderbergh’s grand finale, set to film next summer.

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