Everything we’ve seen so far from Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike has been brilliant, and has me convinced that it will be one of the best films this summer. Even though G.I. Joe: Retaliation has had to be pushed, it looks like this is still going to be an awesome year for Channing Tatum.
Whilst Rihanna and Maroon 5 sadly don’t look to be on the film’s soundtrack itself, they’ve been used brilliantly to promote the film in the trailers, and Warner Bros. have uploaded four great TV spots showing off the male stripper leads ahead of its release in the US at the end of the month.
Inspired by the events of Tatum’s own life as a male stripper in his younger years, the film stars Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey in the male leads, opposite Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, and Cody Horn.
“A dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers, “Magic Mike” is directed by Academy Award(R)-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.”
Soderbergh is directing from a script written by Reid Carolin, making his writing debut, for what could well be the third-last time we get to see a Soderbergh film on the big screen before his expected retirement.
Magic Mike will be released in the US at the end of this month on 29th June before coming to the UK a little later for a 11th July release – two days earlier than expected, which means you should take advantage of Orange Wednesdays if you can and go see it with a friend; share the love, and enjoy these new TV spots.