As I previously posted, Channing Tatum’s movie ‘Magic Mike‘ started shooting in the Los Angeles area on September 13th. The very next day, our contest winners got an exclusive opportunity to be extras in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film and to hang out on set with Chan and his co-star Alex Pettyfer.
This week, Chan was spotted between scenes on the Los Angeles, California set of ‘Magic Mike‘ with his production partner Reid Carolin, co-stars Olivia Munn and Wendi McLendon-Covey and his assistant Kurtz. He even took a little break to walk his pup Lulu on the beach near set.
Both Reid and Kurtz will also play roles in the film, which will shoot in the Tampa, Florida area in a few weeks, before the movie wraps on principle photography in mid-October. After wrapping, a beyond busy Chan will head back to Louisiana to finish filming ‘G.I. Joe 2‘.
‘Magic Mike‘ 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 plays the main character (Mike Martingano), who mentors a young dancer played by Alex Pettyfer and teaches him how to hustle both on and off the stage at a club called Xquisite.
In addition to Chan, Olivia (Magic Mike’s love interest), Alex, and Wendi, the indie drama stars Matthew McConaughey (who plays Dallas, a retired dancer and the owner of the club), Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias (the club’s DJ), Riley Keough, Cody Horn (Magic Mike’s sister), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash, and reportedly, “Breaking Bad” actress Betsy Brandt and “The Change-Up” actress Mircea Monroe as the girlfriend of Matt Bomer’s character.
‘Magic Mike‘ is produced by Chan, his producing partner Reid Carolin (who also wrote the screenplay) via their production company, 33 & Out Productions, Nick Wechsler and Gregory Jacobs, and is helmed by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh.
I’ll get to check out the set first hand in the next few weeks, so as always, stay tuned to CTU for all the latest scoop on ‘Magic Mike‘!
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