Channing Tatum won us over with his hilarious turn in 21 Jump Street, and the trailer for Magic Mike has us curious to see him in what looks like a semi-comedic role.
Magic Mike is loosely based off of Tatum’s life before he became an actor when he was a stripper. It follows Magic Mike as he takes a new stripper called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing. Matthew McConaughey shows up as Mike’s promoter (and we think, pimp). The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh, who’s had a recent interest in people with real skills acting in his movies. You can see this trend starting with The Girlfriend Experience which featured porn star Sasha Grey as an escort girl and the recent Haywire which featured MMA fighter Gina Carano as a spy.
Magic Mike opens July 29.