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Matthew McConaughey joins Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE

Matthew McConaughey has joined the cast of Magic Mike, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. Variety reports that McConaughey will play the owner of a strip club that employs the characters played by Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer.

The script was written by Reid Carolin and tells the real-life story of Channing Tatum'early career as a male stripper. According to Deadline, Tatum plays the title character, "who schools a young dancer (Pettyfer) in how to hustle on and off the stage. It's a wild summer of dancing, partying, and women. The inspiration was Channing's own experiences as a stripper when he was 19." Tatum and Nick Wechsler are producing with Gregory Jacobs and Carolin. 

This sounds like an interesting film, and Soderbergh is a great direcror. What are your thoughts on this news?

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