- Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Mircea Monroe, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Betsy Brandt, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Denise Vasi, James Martin Kelly, Michelle Clunie, Gabriel Iglesias, Camryn Grimes, Melissa LeEllen, Michael Roark, Kate Easton, Micaela Johnson, Candace Marie, Victoria Vodar, Diana Lovell
- Director: Steven Soderbergh
- Writer: Reid Carolin
- Producers: Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler
- Art Direction: Stephen I. Erdberg
- Casting: Carmen Cuba
- Costume Design: Christopher Peterson
- D.O.P.: Steven Soderbergh
- Makeup: Diana Thomas-Madison
- Set Decoration: Barbara Munch
Set in the world of male strippers, "Magic Mike" is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use
- Production Budget: $5 million
- Production Companies: Nick Wechsler Productions
- Production Schedule: 26 September 2011 - November 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "The world of female strippers has had various films in its honour, crowned with the pinnacle of camp that is "Showgirls". Now it is time for the guys to get their due with one of the hunkiest line-ups of beefcake ever assembled on film in Steven Soderbergh's latest project.
The story is loosely based on actor Channing Tatum's experiences as a teenage male stripper in Florida in the late 90's where he was mentored by the titular Mike. In the film, Tatum will take on the role of Mike with "I Am Number Four" star Alex Pettyfer playing the part of 'The Kid' which is essentially Tatum at a young age.
What's fun here is that Soderbergh has filled out the thongs, which much of the supporting cast are confirmed to be donning, with some very hunky men. The list includes "White Collar" star Matt Bomer, "True Blood" werewolf Joe Manganiello, "CSI" jock Adam Rodriguez, wrestler Kevin Nash, and finally Matthew McConaughey as an ex-stripper who is now the owner of the club Xquisite. Sadly none of them will go full frontal.
The genre lends itself to comedy and some of Reid Carolin's script lines are real zingers, yet Bomer says that when he was filming he felt like they were almost doing a documentary. Soderbergh's shooting style is often so different from regular comedy that it will result in something either fresh and original, or a film with a disastrously mismatched tone and execution. Even though Warners is releasing it, the movie was filmed and financed independently which meant Soderbergh had essentially no studio interference. Bring on the baby oil."