Ryan Murphy’s THE NORMAL HEART, Starring Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, to Premiere on HBO in 2014

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It’s been awhile since we’ve had an update regarding Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy’s feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, but some firm news has surfaced today.  The autobiographical drama written by Larry Kramer, who also wrote the feature script, chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS among New York’s gay community in the 1980s and features an impressive cast lead by Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and Matt Bomer.

HBO announced today that the film will debut as an HBO movie, with production set to get underway later this year for a 2014 debut.  Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons were previously attached to the project, but they don’t appear in this latest press release.  This isn’t Murphy’s first foray into features, as he previously helmed Eat Pray Love and Running With Scissors.  Murphy follows in the footsteps of Steven Soderbergh, who opted to debut his upcoming Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, on HBO rather than going the theatrical route.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

Boris Kodjoe Becomes ADDICTED; Kevin Corrigan Tells WINTER’S TALE with Russell Crowe

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Recently seen battling the unded in Resident Evil: Retribution, Boris Kodjoe will next battle sex-addiction in the Lionsgate drama, Addicted.  Paul Hall will produce with Bille Woodruff (Honey) attached to direct.  The picture centers on a supposedly happily-married mother of three children who satisfies her sex addiction by sleeping around.  Sex addiction tales seem to be a trend on the rise (Shame, Thank You For Sharing), all paving the way to the inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey. Variety’s report shares no details as to Kodjoe’s role, so it’s unclear as to which side of the addiction he will be on.  Kodjoe can next be seen in another film that deals with infidelity in brutal ways in director Douglas Aarniokoski’s Nurse 3-D.

Hit the jump for news on the newest addition to Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, starring Russell Crowe

Matt Bomer, Eva Marie Saint, and Lucy Griffiths Join Akiva Goldsman’s WINTER’S TALE; Hans Zimmer Will Write the Score

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Academy Award-winning scribe Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut is filling out its cast.  The A Beautiful Mind screenwriter already has Colin Farrell set as the lead in his adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel Winter’s Tale with Russell Crowe and Will Smith taking (relatively small) supporting roles, and now Deadline reports that Matt Bomer (White Collar), Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) and legendary actress Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest) have joined the cast.  The fantasy tale tells the story of a thief, a dying girl, and a flying white horse in 19th century and contemporary Manhattan, with Farrell playing the thief.

Bomer and Griffiths will play Farrell’s parents, but Saint’s pivotal role is being kept under wraps.  The report also adds that Hans Zimmer will perform scoring duties on the pic.  Goldsman has rounded up an impressive supporting cast, including William Hurt and Jessica Brown Findlay, with production set to begin in New York on October 27th.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.

TOP 5: MAGIC MIKE, LOOPER, PEOPLE LIKE US, TOTAL RECALL, Pixar by the Numbers

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This weekend I find myself deep in the heart of Louisville, KY for Fandomfest Louisville 2012. Part Comic-Con, part pop culture celebration, and part horror film festival, a few guests of note include Bruce Campbell, Sean Astin, Tyler Mane, and slasher icon Kane Hodder. While each of these attendees has a special place in my pop culture heart in one way or another, my mission today is to track down former WCW star Diamond Dallas Page. 10 year-old me loved nothing more than watching DDP and co. weekly on WCW Monday Nitro, and today may be the only opportunity I get to share that joy with someone who was an integral part of it.

All wrestling memories aside, awaiting you on the other side of this week’s Top 5 is a brief recap and link to our Magic Mike interviews with Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh and more, the new international and domestic trailers for Rian Johnson‘s Looper, Steve’s People Like Us video interviews with Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and more, the new Total Recall trailer, and Brendan’s inaugural By the Numbers feature that spans Pixar’s entire filmography to date.

Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello Talk MAGIC MIKE, Male vs. Female Strip Clubs, Dance Numbers and More

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Magic Mike tells the story of an entrepreneur named Mike (Channing Tatum), who is a man of many talents and seemingly endless charm.  When he’s not roofing houses, detailing cars and designing his own furniture, he’s headlining an all-male revue in Tampa that’s run by club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) and features Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tarzan (Kevin Nash) and Tito (Adam Rodriguez).  He sees potential in a 19-year-old co-worker who he calls the Kid (Alex Pettyfer) and takes him under his wing to teach him how to make easy money while taking full advantage of the lifestyle, but quickly realizes that he’s really looking for something more for his own life.  For more on the film, here’s twelve clips.

At the film’s press day, co-stars Channing Tatum (who’s also one of the film’s producers), Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) talked about their lack of wardrobe, why male strip clubs are different than female strip clubs, how nervous they all were for their big dance numbers, what surprised them about making this film, and their favorite costumes.  Channing Tatum also talked about how he, himself, ended up stripping at 18 and why he decided to stop.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

12 Clips from MAGIC MIKE Starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn and Kevin Nash

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12 clips from director Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper pic Magic Mike have been released.  The film is loosely based on Channing Tatum’s early days as a male stripper, and the actor stars as a stripping mentor to a young up-and-comer played by Alex Pettyfer.  With Soderbergh onboard, we can reasonably assume that this won’t simply be a straightforward, flashy stripper movie.  Early word has been strongly positive, and I’m eager to see what kind of story Soderbergh intends to tell against the backdrop of this kind of world.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Matt BomerJoe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash, Riley KeoughCody Horn and Adam RodriguezMagic Mike opens on June 29th.

Clothing Is Scarce in New Red-Band Trailer and TV Spot for MAGIC MIKE

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A couple of new red-band clips for director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike have gone online.  Though there aren’t any gratuitous full-frontal shots, there’s plenty of shirtlessness, pantslessness and ass-shots to put the rest of us members of the male species to shame.  I’m beyond eager to see what Soderbergh has put together with this “stripper movie” and based on general buzz, the unofficial Year of Channing Tatum should continue full speed ahead on the heels of Magic Mike.

Hit the jump to watch the NSFW trailer and TV spot, and if you missed 53 high-resolution images from the film click here.  The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt BomerJoe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash, Riley KeoughCody Horn and Adam Rodriguez.  The film opens on June 29th.

53 High Res Images from MAGIC MIKE Starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello

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Ladies, you’ve been patient with our non-stop nerd postings related to all-things-superheroic (which I’m sure you enjoy, too), but we have a little treat for you.  We recently posted images of stars Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer in the stripper story, Magic Mike, but now we’ve got over fifty high resolution images.  You can also listen to what Tatum had to say about the project in this recent interview with Steve.  Directed by Steven Soderbergh and also starring Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike opens on June 29th.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

Channing Tatum Strips to “It’s Raining Men” in New Clip from MAGIC MIKE

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When making a movie about male strippers, it’s nearly impossible to not throw in a variation of The Weather Girls‘ “It’s Raining Men.”  As such, this latest clip/trailer from Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper pic Magic Mike highlights Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Alex Pettyfer performing an umbrella-enhanced routine to said  song.  The dance looks fun and ridiculous, and it’s still hard to believe that Soderbergh is behind the camera on this one.  It’s the unofficial “Year of Channing Tatum” and I’m incredibly interested to see what kind of story Soderbergh is telling with Magic Mike.

Hit the jump to watch the clip/trailer that will play during MTV’s Movie Awards.  The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Riley Keough and Olivia MunnMagic Mike opens on June 29th.

New Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s MAGIC MIKE

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A new UK trailer for director Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper movie Magic Mike has gone online.  The film is loosely based on star Channing Tatum’s days as a stripper, and the actor plays a mentor to a young “exotic dancer” played by Alex Pettyfer.  Most of the first trailer focused squarely on Tatum’s character and his furniture-making skills, but this trailer shows us a lot more of the mentor/mentee relationship.  We also get some new looks at Matthew McConaughey, who is pitch-perfect as the nightclub’s ringleader.   I’m always down for a new Soderbergh project, and I’m eager to find out what he saw in Tatum’s story that he thought would make a great movie.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Riley Keough, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Cody Horn, and Adam RodriguezMagic Mike opens on June 29th.

First Trailer and Poster for MAGIC MIKE Starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as Male Strippers

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The first trailer and poster for director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike have gone online.  The film is loosely based on Channing Tatum‘s days as a male stripper, and the actor stars as a mentor to a young “exotic dancer” played by Alex Pettyfer.   Though some may balk at the “Channing Tatum stripper movie”, this world actually looks like it could be a lot of fun through Soderbergh’s eyes.  The trailer opens with the easy sell, but once we get into the plot it’s obvious that there’s a bit more to Magic Mike than professional undressing.  Soderbergh isn’t one to do Step Up-type movie where every single plot beat is predictable and groan-worthy (which this movie could easily have been), so I’m interested to see what drew him to this story.  Moreover, Matthew McConaughey appears to be having a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to watching him steal every scene he’s in.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam RodriguezMagic Mike opens on June 29th.

New MAGIC MIKE Teaser Features Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer Stripping

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Ladies, you’ve been patient with our non-stop nerd postings related to all-things-superheroic (which I’m sure you enjoy, too), but we have a little treat for you.  We recently posted images of stars Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer in the stripper story, Magic Mike, but now we’ve got them in motion.  Two new teasers have hit the web and they both feature the aforementioned actors in various states of undress.  You can also listen to what Tatum had to say about the project in this recent interview with Steve.  Directed by Steven Soderbergh and also starring Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike opens on June 29th.  Hit the jump to check out the videos.

New Images from MAGIC MIKE Featuring Channing Tatum and THE CAMPAIGN Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis

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We’ve got some new, high resolution images to share from a couple of anticipated 2012 releases to share today.  First up, a new batch of pics from Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper movie Magic Mike has been released.  Loosely based on star Channing Tatum’s early days as a stripper, the Haywire actor plays mentor to a young protégé played by Alex Pettyfer.  Joining in on the shirtless fun is a swell supporting cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez.  The film opens on June 29th.

Additionally, we’ve got two high resolution images (one of them new) from the political comedy The Campaign (previously titled Dog Fight).  We’ve already seen some fairly ridiculous set photos featuring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolina politicians who each have Presidential aspirations and are vying for a congressional seat in their district.  The new image here gives us a look at supporting players Jason Sudeikis and Dylan McDermott.  The film opens on August 10th.

Julia Roberts and Alec Baldwin to Star in Ryan Murphy’s THE NORMAL HEART

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The creator of Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story has a feature film project in the works and is stocking it with an all-star cast. Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart, can now count Julia Roberts and Alec Baldwin among its stars that will join Mark Ruffalo. The autobiographical drama written by Larry Kramer, who also wrote the feature script, chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS among New York’s gay community in the 1980s. Roberts will play wheel-chair bound doctor, Emma Brookner, who is one of the city’s few physicians who acknowledges the severity of the disease. Baldwin will play the brother to Ruffalo’s Ned Weeks. Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) are also joining the cast. Hit the jump for more on The Normal Heart.

New Images from MAGIC MIKE Feature Half-Naked Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer

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Magic Mike is a peculiar film. Had I simply been told that a movie was being made based on Channing Tatum’s experiences as a male stripper, I most likely would have brushed it off as silly. However, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh. I’m always interested in what Soderbergh has to say, and he obviously saw something special in Tatum’s story that he felt warranted a feature film. The story finds Tatum mentoring a young protégé (Alex Pettyfer) and is said to be reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever, with Soderbergh calling it “sexy, funny, and shocking.” Tatum recently confirmed to Steve that the film would be hard R but would be lacking in the full-frontal nudity department, and now Warner Bros. has released a couple new images from the film that are sure to delight those who enjoy their men both naked and tuxedoed.

Hit the jump to see the images. You can also check out what co-star Matt Bomer had to say about the film and his character here. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez. Magic Mike opens June 29th.

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