He’ll head back to the Louisiana set of ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘ in a month to finish shooting, but for now Channing Tatum has finished his first phase of filming on the sequel and is currently on his way to Toronto to attend the ‘Ten Year‘ premiere with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum (who’s been working on her new show “The Playboy Club” in Chicago).
As soon as all of the premiere festivities wrap up, the beyond busy actor and producer will fly back to Los Angeles to start filming ‘Magic Mike‘ next Wednesday.
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 and teaches him how to hustle both on and off the stage.
The indie drama is produced by Chan, his producing partner Reid Carolin (who also wrote the screenplay) via their newly renamed production company, 33 & Out Productions, Nick Wechsler and Gregory Jacobs, and is helmed by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh.
Although IMDB and many outlets have been reporting that William Levy and Demi Moore are a part of the cast, it’s not true, but the production company was nice enough to share the actual cast list with me. In addition to Chan, the ‘Magic Mike‘ cast also includes…
- Alex Pettyfer
- Matthew McConaughey
- Matt Bomer
- Joe Manganiello
- Gabriel Iglesias
- Adam Rodriguez
- Riley Keough
- Cody Horn
- Wendi McLendon-Covey
- Olivia Munn
The production will be filming a club scene on the first day of principle photography that will feature Chan, Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn. They are looking for fun, vibrant, outgoing males and females to portray people inside the club. Chan wants to give 24 lucky fans who will be in the Los Angeles area on September 14, 2011 the opportunity to be extras in the movie via a new CTU contest!
All contest winners will also get an opportunity to attend a meet and greet with Chan and will receive an autographed photo! To enter this contest and to be chosen as a winner, you must be at least 18 years old (official ID will be requested).
Fans can enter our contest by submitting your entry and photo online by 5:00PM PST TODAY (Sunday, September 11, 2011). Winners will be announced on CTU on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Travel will not be provided, so if you win the contest, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the filming location in the Los Angeles area on September 14, 2011. The film shoot will begin early on the 14th and will last for approximately 12 hours, and food will be provided during the shoot. The meet and greet with Channing will follow the completion of filming that day.
The production is looking for fans that fit the requirements of the ‘Magic Mike‘ scene that’s being filmed and will choose winners based on a defined criteria. Although wardrobe, hair and makeup will be available for your role as extras in the film (if needed), winners will be asked to come to set in clubbing attire that might be worn in a Tampa, Florida night club (i.e. button-up shirts and jeans/slacks for men, club-like dresses for women), and women should also come in full makeup.
Last, but not least, make sure you stay tuned to CTU for all the top secret, inside scoop on ‘Magic Mike‘! And on a side note, be on the look out for my recap on the ‘Ten Year‘ cast party and premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week!!!
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