Matthew McConaughey Joins Magic Mike

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Matthew McConaughey has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Variety reports. The Lincoln Lawyer actor will play the owner of a strip club that employs the characters played by Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer.

The film — which reteams Tatum and Soderbergh after their upcoming Haywire — is inspired by the actor’s real-life experiences working as stripper at age 19 in Tampa, Florida. Tatum will play “Magic Mike,” an experienced dancer who teaches a younger apprentice (Pettyfer) the tricks of the trade.

The film will be produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Tatum and Reid Carolin, who is also writing the script.

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