Male stripper Channing Tatum in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

Movies | | June 25, 2012, 6:10 pm
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Magic Mike has been written by Reid Carolin.

Magic Mike has been written by Reid Carolin.

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The film has been made at a budget of $5 million.

The film has been made at a budget of $5 million.

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Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike,' starring Channing Tatum, is loosely based on the actor's experience as a male stripper.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike,' starring Channing Tatum, is loosely based on the actor's experience as a male stripper.

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'Magic Mike' is an upcoming comedy drama starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer.

'Magic Mike' is an upcoming comedy drama starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer.

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Warner Bros will release the film on June 29, 2012 in the US.

Warner Bros will release the film on June 29, 2012 in the US.

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The film has been produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Nick Wechsler.

The film has been produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Nick Wechsler.

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The first trailer for Magic Mike was released on April 18, 2012.

The first trailer for Magic Mike was released on April 18, 2012.

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'Wild Child' actor Alex Pettyfer, who stars alongside Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike',
says playing a stripper in the film was embarrassing.

'Wild Child' actor Alex Pettyfer, who stars alongside Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike', says playing a stripper in the film was embarrassing.

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Contactmusic.com reported earlier that Matthew McConaughey will play a stripper-turned-club owner in the film, which is inspired by actor Channing Tatum's experiences as a Florida stripper before his acting career took off.

Contactmusic.com reported earlier that Matthew McConaughey will play a stripper-turned-club owner in the film, which is inspired by actor Channing Tatum's experiences as a Florida stripper before his acting career took off.

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Late singer Elis Presley's grand-daughter Riley Keough has reportedly bagged the leading lady's role in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' -- a film about male strippers.

Late singer Elis Presley's grand-daughter Riley Keough has reportedly bagged the leading lady's role in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' -- a film about male strippers.

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Veteran stripper Magic Mike teaches a novice about the occupation.

Veteran stripper Magic Mike teaches a novice about the occupation.

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Riley plays the role of Zora.

Riley plays the role of Zora.

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Mike himself seeks an alternate lifestyle.

Mike himself seeks an alternate lifestyle.

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The story is centered around the club Xquisite, which is owned by the former stripper Dallas (McConaughey).

The story is centered around the club Xquisite, which is owned by the former stripper Dallas (McConaughey).

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Tatum will play the lead role in the movie, which also stars Jessica Biel and 'True Blood' actor Joe Manganiello.

Tatum will play the lead role in the movie, which also stars Jessica Biel and 'True Blood' actor Joe Manganiello.

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Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the US distribution rights for the film.

Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the US distribution rights for the film.

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Actor Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves recently tied the knot in an intimate wedding at the couple's home in Austin, Texas.

Actor Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves recently tied the knot in an intimate wedding at the couple's home in Austin, Texas.

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Tatum was a stripper in Tampa, Florida, when he was 19 years old.

Tatum was a stripper in Tampa, Florida, when he was 19 years old.

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The 'Sahara' star will portray the owner of a strip club where Tatum's character works as a male stripper.

The 'Sahara' star will portray the owner of a strip club where Tatum's character works as a male stripper.

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The 42-year-old Matthew promises female fans that plenty of his body will be on display for the role.

The 42-year-old Matthew promises female fans that plenty of his body will be on display for the role.

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The 32-year-old Tatum had made a living as a male stripper between ages 18 and 19.

The 32-year-old Tatum had made a living as a male stripper between ages 18 and 19.

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Channing Matthew Tatum is best known for his roles in Step Up.

Channing Matthew Tatum is best known for his roles in Step Up.

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Tatum debuted with Coach Carter.

Tatum debuted with Coach Carter.

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Tatum has appeared in 'Haywire', 'The Vow' and '21 Jump Street'.

Tatum has appeared in 'Haywire', 'The Vow' and '21 Jump Street'.

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Along with friends Reid Carolin, Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez, and wife Jenna Dewan, Tatum has started production companies called 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

Along with friends Reid Carolin, Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez, and wife Jenna Dewan, Tatum has started production companies called 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

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Joe Manganiello (not in picture) plays Big Dick Richie.

Joe Manganiello (not in picture) plays Big Dick Richie.

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The trailer has generally received positive feedback.

The trailer has generally received positive feedback.

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The film has been dubbed as 'this generation's Saturday Night Fever'.

The film has been dubbed as 'this generation's Saturday Night Fever'.