I have to admit that there’s a whole lot of name dropping going on in the title of today’s post, but it’s for good reason…
Earlier this week, Variety reported that Matthew McConaughey was going to join Chan and Alex Pettyfer in Steven Soderbergh’s indie drama ‘Magic Mike‘ and will play Dallas, a former exotic dancer who now owns and operates Xquisite, the club where “Magic Mike” (aka Chan) works.
I’ve known about Matthew McConaughey’s addition to the cast for a few months, so I’m happy I can finally post the info, but the casting of Matt Bomer, the star of the USA series “White Collar,” is definitely a new and welcome development on a film that already has a ton of buzz on pretty much every media outlet you can find.
A couple of days ago, Deadline Hollywood reported that Matt Bomer…
“Joined the ab-worthy cast of hunks who’ll play male strippers in Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh’s next film. So far, Soderbergh has cast Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey. Magic Mike is a Saturday Night Fever-style coming of age story…Soderbergh has called the film “sexy, funny and shocking” using Saturday Night Fever as a model.”
As I previously reported, the film is a story of friendship set in the world of exotic male dancing and is inspired by (but not based on) Chan’s experiences early in his career. Chan is set to play the main character, who mentors a young dancer played by Alex Pettyfer (‘I Am Number 4‘) and teaches him “how to hustle both on and off the stage”.
In addition to starring in the film, Chan will also be producing the movie with his 33andOut producing partner Reid Carolin (who’s also writing the script), Nick Wechsler, and Gregory Jacobs. Shooting on ‘Magic Mike‘ will start in mid September, and the movie will film in Los Angeles and will shoot exteriors in Tampa during principal production.
This one is definitely a hot topic in the entertainment media and is already on many people’s “films to watch list” for 2012. You combine Soderbergh with this cast, and I’m pretty sure no one is surprised. All I have to say is that this will definitely be an interesting set visit, so stay tuned for more news on ‘Magic Mike‘.
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