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 Rodriguez. Magic Mike opens on June 29th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the USA Network luncheon held during the TCA Winter Press Tour, co-stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay were there to promote the Season 3.5 premiere of White Collar on January 17th. The two hinted at what’s to come in these six episodes, that they will end with their biggest cliffhanger to-date, that they have a rough idea of where Season 4 will be headed, and how things could change now, with the possibility of Neal Caffrey’s freedom.
Matt Bomer also talked about his role in Magic Mike, about an upstart male stripper who is taken under the wing of a more experienced colleague and based on the life of actor Channing Tatum (who also stars in the film), working with director Steven Soderbergh, doing research with a group called The Hollywood Men, and acting alongside some of the best abs in Hollywood. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Warner Bros. has released the first official image and synopsis for director Steven Soderbergh‘s male stripper movie, Magic Mike. The film stars the perpetually shirtless Matthew McConaughey along with Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, and Adam Rodriguez. For those unaware, Magic Mike is based on Tatum’s real life experiences as a 19-year-old stripper, and tells “a story of friendship set in the world of male strippers.” Here’s what Soderbergh had to say about the project:
“When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I’d ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It’s sexy, funny and shocking. We’re using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we’re on the right track.”
Hit the jump for more.
Today is a good day. The Cardinals are World Series champions, trick r’ treaters will soon be out in full force, and I’ve got a night of horror films to look forward to. Once a year, my fiancée agrees to watch a few pics of the scary variety (or at least Halloween themed ones, i.e. Ernest Scared Stupid) with me in the hopes that I won’t ask her to partake in them again until the following Halloween weekend. Last year’s highlights included Drag Me to Hell and Trick r’ Treat. This year is shaping up to be Tobe Hooper-heavy with Poltergeist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre possibly making the cut. Like I said, today is a good day.
Before you dive into whatever Halloween festivities may await you, I hope you’ll take a few minutes and check out what this week’s “Top 5″ has to offer. In this installment you’ll find the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D, a new trailer for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and interviews for this weekend’s openers In Time, Anonymous and The Rum Diary. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
Press conferences can be a difficult affair – a bunch of journalist packed together in a room, most hesitant to ask questions (they’re saving them up for their one-on-ones), the others not having the good sense to be hesitant in their question-asking prowess. Some of the worst inquiries imaginable have been uttered during the course of a junket. At the Contagion event awhile back, some intrepid reporter asked Matt Damon which character he most easily identified with – Jason Bourne or his family-man character in the film. I mean – really? All this however, does create a much looser vibe. Actors/filmmakers seem to actively await the next idiot question asked and a palpable sense of disdain drips in the air.
Case in point: The In Time press conference. Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Vincent Kartheiser, Matt Bomer and writer/director Andrew Niccol all were ready to pounce/tear at any and all questions asked. Topics ranged from parallels between Occupy Wall Street and the film to why there aren’t any cell phones in the picture to what’s it like to run in high heels (directed at Seyfried, of course). For all this and more, hit the jump.
I’ve often wondered who watches USA series’ such as Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, and White Collar. Honestly, I’ve never seen an episode of any of the above, so it has nothing to do with my thinking they aren’t quality programs. It’s just that I’ve honestly never talked with someone who watches them with any regularity. And, with that in mind, I’m proud to introduce to you another installment of “Jason is wrong about a lot of things.”
Apparently someone watches White Collar (more than 5.5 million per episode, actually) because Variety reports that the network has renewed the series for a 16-episode fourth season. The second half of the third season is set to air early next year with production on the newly announced fourth season beginning shortly thereafter. For those unfamiliar with the series, White Collar stars Matt Bomer as a con-artist who enjoys an unlikely professional relationship with Tim DeKay’s character, an FBI agent.
Matt Bomer (USA’s White Collar) has signed up to show off the goods in director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike. Bomer will star alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Alex Pettyfer in the pic which is loosely based on Tatum’s own experiences as a male stripper in Tampa. Reid Carolin wrote the script for Magic Mike and Soderbergh has said that he will use Saturday Night Fever as a model while crafting the film. Deadline broke the news of Bomer’s inclusion, however, it stops short of including any details regarding his character. Bomer can next be seen opposite Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, and Cillian Murphy in writer/director Andrew Niccol’s In Time. That film hits theaters on October 28th.
A new trailer for Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) sci-fi thriller In Time has been released. Just last week the director unveiled a wealth of footage at Comic-Con and online, but it appears they’re antsy to reveal as much of the movie as possible. This trailer gives us our first look at Olivia Wilde as Timberlake’s mom (yes, it’s kinda creepy), and focuses a bit less on the story than the previous footage. It’s not a bad trailer, and I really liked what I saw at the Comic-Con panel, I just hope the movie doesn’t turn out to be another generic “on the run” thriller. Nevertheless, I like the cast, I like the concept, and I like Niccol so I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The movie stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Matt Bomer, and Vincent Kartheiser. In Time opens October 28th.
New episodes of the popular television series White Collar, about the unlikely partnership of con artist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), return to the USA Network on January 18th. Answers will be given and new questions will arise, as viewers learn about the fate of Mozzie (Willie Garson), Neal’s most trusted friend and co-conspirator, and the secrets of the mysterious music box.
While at the NBC Universal portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, show star Matt Bomer talked about getting to do some flashbacks so that viewers get to see the genesis of the relationship between Neal and Peter, revealing bits of the mythology of the music box, and his desire to know as little as possible about his character ahead of time. He also talked about filming the sci-fi thriller Now, with Justin Timberlake, over his hiatus. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) and Matt Bomer (White Collar) have joined the cast of Andrew Niccol’s upcoming sci-fi flick Now (previously titled “I’m.Mortal“). The film takes place in a society where aging can be stopped so trading years in life becomes the predominant currency. Deadline doesn’t have any details on the characters Pettyfer and Bomer will play, but does note that they’re starring roles.
The plot centers on “Will (Justin Timberlake) is one of those poor people, and tries to help his ailing mother (Olivia Wilde). When he is accused of murdering a rich man for his time, he goes on the run with a hostage (Amanda Seyfried) in tow.” The film also stars Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheister. Click here to see photos from the set of the film.
Jeff Eastin is the creator and executive producer of the popular USA Network original series White Collar, about the unlikely partnership of con artist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay).
After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism, he landed a position as director of photography on two Roger Corman films that were being shot locally, before heading out to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon wrote a movie that Jamie Foxx starred in, and then began to get involved with television, doing a UPN series called Shasta and creating Hawaii for NBC, eventually making his way to the USA Network with White Collar.
During a recent interview, writer/executive producer Jeff Eastin talked about how White Collar came about, why he thinks the show works so well and where he plans to take it in Season 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump: