We got our first official look at Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Magic Mike just before the end of last year, which saw a topless and patriotic Matthew McConaughey on the stripping stage alongside Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer.
The film is based on Tatum’s own experiences, and will also star Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Adam Rodriguez, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, and Kevin Nash (professional wrestler/actor), and marks the writing debut of Reid Carolin.
We’ve now got two new images from the film to share, courtesy of EW via Collider, which show Tatum, Pettyfer, and Bomer suited (and presumably booted), but somewhat lacking in the shirt area. So essentially, collars and (bow)ties, and then nothing ’til the waist area.
It’s the second time in a row that the rising young actor will be working with Soderbergh, and we’ll be getting to see their first pairing on Haywire in exactly one week, with that film hitting the UK cinemas on 18th January.
“Set in the world of male strippers, “Magic Mike” is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum (“Dear John,” “Step Up”) in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.”
Magic Mike is set to be released in the US on 29th June, but it’s yet to get a UK release scheduled. I’d imagine that it’s just a matter of time though, and hopefully we’ll be able to bring you news of its UK release soon. I think this is going to be great.
And to top things off, if you’re a fan of either/both Tatum and Soderbergh, you’ll also be pleased to know that news surfaced just yesterday that the actor is close to closing talks to star on the next film Soderbergh’s directing, The Side Effects, alongside Blake Lively and Jude Law.