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