Matthew McConaughey To Play Ex-Stripper In Magic Mike


Considering how many times the man has taken his shirt off for a gratuitous torso shoot during his career (does infinity count as a number?), few people should be surprised by Matthew McConaughey’s ex-stripper role in Magic Mike, the world’s first exotic dancing buddy drama (that we know of).  McConaughey has signed on to play former strip artist Dallas who now owns the club where Channing Tatum and I Am Number Four‘s Alex Pettyfer work the pole. Meanwhile, we are already so angry that this film going to be ignored by the Academy.

The film is based on Channing Tatum’s stripper past and will be directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh for some unknowable reason. The plot of Magic Mike revolves Tatum as he mentors new dancer Pettyfer, though we’re sure McConaughey could stop in to teach a few lessons: The Fine Art Of Ab Waxing, Oils And Lotions 101 and the Causes And Treatment Of Chronic Thong Burn.

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