Matthew McCounaghey Will Manage a Male Strip Club in 'Magic Mike'

August 17, 2011
Source: Variety

Matthew McConaughey

Back in April we learned that director Steven Soderbergh had picked up another film to helm before his supposed retirement with the indie drama Magic Mike, a film that follows the titular male stripper played by Channing Tatum who takes a newcomer, played by Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), under his wing and shows him how to hustle on and off the stage. Now Variety reports Matthew McConaughey has also joined the cast as Dallas, a former exotic dancer who owns and operates Xquisite, the club where Magic Mike dances for dollars. Sounds like there's going to be a lot of male eye candy for the ladies out there.

When the project was announced, Soderbergh was very excited about it saying, ""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." If the film captures the genuine drama and attitude of the classic John Travolta disco-era story, then this could turn out to be an impressive film. It's also interesting to note again that the film calls back to Tatum's young days when he actually spent time as a male stripper before making a name for himself on the big screen. Maybe drawing from his real-life experiences will actually get a decent performance out of him this time around.

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  • Malin Börjesson
    A comedy about male strippers starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McCounaghey? Woooo!!! I'll be going on opening night with all my girls! :)
  • Lebowski
    There, but for the grace of god, goes Matthew.  
  • Anonymous
    "Sounds like there's going to be a lot of male eye candy for the ladies out there" So you think thay gay people is not going to be interested? Don´t forget that both sexes are atracted to both sexes. Remember, its 20011
    • Jedibilly
      That's exactly what I was thinking! Gay guys will check this out too. He thought gays don't exist? Wow!
    Looking forward to this, as I was the first person to launch a male strip show in the UK. The Chippendales set foot 18 months later, after I opened the market. We went on to touring different parts of the world, and the girls chant was always the same in any language 'Get'em Off!' My story is fascinating, as I fell into creating the show by accident? Our biggest highlights were being presented to Princess Diana, and dancing with the SPICE GIRLS in SPICEWORLD the movie. Bari Bacco founder - Creator THE DREAMBOYS




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