Matthew McConaughey added to Magic Mike

Star will play strip club owner

Rent-a-hunk extraordinaire Matthew McConaughey has been added to Steven Soderbergh’s oh-so-manly cast for upcoming stripper movie Magic Mike.

McConaughey (never one to shy away from the opportunity to get his chest out) will play Dallas, a former dancer and owner of the Xquisite Club, where young Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer strut their stuff on a nightly basis.

Magic Mike tells the story of Tatum’s early experiences as a teenage stripper before making it big in Hollywood. Somewhat confusingly, Pettyfer’s character will mirror the real-life Tatum whilst Tatum himself will play his titular mentor, Mike.

The project only adds to McConaughey’s busy workload of late. Currently filming Lee Daniels thriller The Paperboy, he’ll also be seen in Bernie (Richard Linklater’s new one) and William Friedkin’s The Killer Joe before starring as a charismatic fugitive in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming film Mud.

There’s no word as yet as to when filming will begin on Magic Mike. Soderbergh’s Contagion opens in October, before another collaboration with Tatum arrives in January in the form of spy thriller Haywire.

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