Matthew McConaughey signs up for Channing Tatum stripper movie 'Magic Mike'


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Matthew McConaughey, seen here in the only fully clothed photo we could find, has joined director Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper film Magic Mike, the actor’s rep confirmed to EW. (Variety first reported the news.) The drama stars Channing Tatum as the title character, a veteran stripper who mentors a younger dancer (I Am Number Four‘s Alex Pettyfer) in the art of hustling. McConaughey will play a former stripper who now owns the club, called Xquisite, where Tatum’s character works.

The movie has been a passion project for Tatum, who actually performed as an exotic dancer named “Chan Crawford” when he was 18 years old. “This was a wild and pivotal time in my life,” said Tatum in a previous statement, “and I couldn’t be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven.” Magic Mike will start shooting on Sept. 14 with plans for a 2012 release.

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  • Rupert

    This will be a must see movie. So much hotness in one movie!

    • julie Adams Caldwell

      Not sure if you will recieve this, but however love your look and movies. I have presenly been divorced from a PGA Senior Golfer and intrested in talking with you with my Corp. If you will please respond, I would be most thankful.
      Thank You,
      Jewell Adams

      • Matt

        1) Who are you talking to?
        2) You probably want to go to or whatever site it is for trashy women looking to extort money from people.
        3) Are you high?

  • hoganbcmj

    This could be awesome, or very easily be a total joke.

  • Roland

    Hmmm…the male version of “Showgirls” perhaps?

    • Captain

      That’s what I thought too. It’s kind of nice seeing a movie objectify men though, even though there probably wont be nearly as much nudity as Showgirls.

      • Bebe

        There won’t be ANY real nudity. Apparently male nudity isn’t allowed in U.S. movies.

  • Draco

    This will be our generations Boogie Nights.

    • mark

      i don’t know if you can top PTA


      Hopefully with real d**ks and not fake ones…

      • Steven

        Hi Robert, So excited about Water’s Edge. Cannot wait to read it. You do know you were the one that got me strtaed reading books. My children and husband cannot believe I read at least a book a week, sometimes more. Hope your family is well. Allen had radiation last Wednesday suffered a lot of pain. He is very lethargic and tires quickly. He will have radiation again in two weeks. Appreciate your prayers. In His Love, Janice

    • ries

      you moron, boogie nights was our generation’s boogie nights.

      • m1

        You moron, Boogie Nights was 14 years ago.

  • O0

    Showgirls the male stripper version

  • bootsycolumbia

    Oh, man, am I ever looking forward to this. Just the fact that Steven Soderburgh is directing it makes me want to see it, but Channing Tatum AND Matthew McConaughey together? Count me in! :)

  • Jaime

    Male full frontal please

    • josh

      yes please.

    • Devo

      Don’t hold your breath. Movie studios as a whole are afraid of the penis. You might get a rear end shot, but the beef will strategicly draped or g-stringed into invisibility.

      • Meta

        One can dream, right? Maybe someone will admire the work of Ewan McGregor!

      • Carlos

        Good movie but terrible ednnig , the film started out well but seemed to be rushed near the end and the 9th Legion was never reformed after it vanished north of the wall .I think they should have stayed true to the book The Eagle of the 9th which is one of my favourite books .6 out of 10 rating

    • harry


    • Delon

      I remember Soderbergh made a movie called Full Frontal a couple of years ago, so that makes me optimistic.

  • Soldier

    Smokin’! Can’t wait!

  • sascha

    yaya!! I hope channing tatum doesn’t have any lines in this movie.

  • sascha

    he could play a dumb stripper, if you know what you mean.

  • dee-dee

    I’m sure they cant wait to F*** each other in their trailers.

    • Serena

      LOL! Totally agree I think the two of them swing both ways anyway.

      • CAPTAIN

        I WISH!!

      • Meta

        Best, celebrity sextape, ever. Kim K. Eat your heart out.

      • Jeff

        Maybe I can go to the set and see for myself.

  • Jon

    Good God, this film will be gayer than “The 300!”


      And that is good thing.

      • Kleilton

        08.07.09 at 12:30 pmDonkey HodeyTatum had problems with the scprit from day one anyway. You have no idea how many times they had to explain that when you say The Ice Man cometh , you’re not supposed to pronounce it like you have a lisp.

  • Devo

    I wonder is there going to a gay subplot somewhere in this project? A lot of male hustlers do extend themselves to gay males if the price is right…

  • Julie

    I cannot wait for this film! The movie should be filmed in Imax 3D and rated NC 17 if they want the audience to have an “authentic experience.” I want penis shots! Lots of ass too! LOL! Of course, it would never happen since it’s a Hollywood production.

    Since it’s a Soderbergh’s film, it will be a drama. Thank God! A comedy about male strippers will not be funny. The plot doesn’t sound original at all though. The older retired stripper becomes the owner of a strip club. A mentor and his disciple. Hmm, how many movies have there been around this concept?

    On a side note, isn’t Soderbergh retiring from filmmaking? Or will it be like Cher, where he will “retire” after 20 more years?

    • hg

      all you people are the same who cry when women used to be objectified years ago. My how times have changed.

  • Jim

    So this is BURLEQUE with penises? I can’t wait to see Matthew put on a boa and heels and belt out “Half Breed!”

    • @Jim

      Thanks for the visual, Jim. I’m sending you the bill for the 137 bottles of Brain Bleach I’m going to need to get THAT mental picture out of my head!!!! O_o

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