Gabriel Iglesias joins cast of MAGIC MIKE
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias has joined Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike cast. THR reports that Iglesias will play a DJ in the stripper drama. The films cast includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough and Cody Horn.
The script was written by Reid Carolin and tells the real-life story of 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.
Iglesias has done voicework on Disney Channel's THe Emperor's New School, His bread and butter is stand up comedy and has a successful comedy touring act. His Fluffy Shop Tour sold more than 122,000 tickets in 70 cities. Iglesias also stars and hosts the new Comedy Central show Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution, which will premiere October 6th.
This cast is coming together nicely. Iglesias is hilarious and a good addition to the cast. What are your thoughts?