Even when you have an experienced FBI agent and a reformed criminal whose expertise is predicting and stopping crimes, you don't always get your man (maybe if the show was set in Canada...). In the below clip from White Collar, Special Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) head off on an ad hoc stakeout after getting a tip that a crime might go down at exactly noon. However, when nothing materializes, the duo wonders if perhaps their information was faulty...and then set off on a minute or so of speculative rhyming.
Peter's wife Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), the source of the information, shows up to see how things are progressing, and it gets a bit awkward when she realizes the two men are questioning the veracity of her claims.
White Collar airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA.
The Normal Heart, Glee creator Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, has lured some major names to its cast. THR reports that Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer (TV's White Collar), and Jim Parsons (TV's Big Bang Theory) have all climbed aboard the project, joining Mark Ruffalo, who signed on to star all the way back in June of 2010. First mounted off-Broadway in 1985, the play, written by Larry Kramer, chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS in New York City. According to THR, Roberts will play "a wheel-chair bound doctor who is one of the only doctors in New York talking [sic] the new disease seriously," a role that won Ellen Barkin a Tony, while Baldwin will play the gay-unfriendly older brother of Ruffalo's gay activist character.
Roberts also starred in Murphy's 2010 feature, Eat Pray Love. We can only hope The Normal Heart turns out better.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
If you have come this far, I can assume you are not deterred by shirtlessness. This expositional partiality you so actively embrace will serve you well in your pursuit of Magic Mike enjoyment. Steven Soderbergh's developing film about the life and work of a young stripper entering the business has a lot more going for it than just the Davidian skeletomuscular structures of stars Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer. The story is based on Tatum's real-life experiences of stripping down in his days prior to stepping up. The mighty ensemble cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn and Matthew McConaughey (I don't usually get excited over the Con, but this seems like the sort of movie for which he was suited*). And with Soderbergh at the wheel, there is little reason to doubt this project.
Below, we see the starring duo of experienced stripper Mike "Magic Mike" Martingano (Tatum) and a greenhorn only known as The Kid (Pettyfer) doing the whole "we're not going to wear shirts for this picture" thing that appeals to anyone with an appreciation for the human form. Beneath that, there's some dancing. Some tie-clad, dimly-lit, presumably techno-backed dancing.
If you were already on board, I imagine your mind is not changing now. If you're a little uneasy with the idea of a film about male strippers, then I suggest you consider what seems to be a particularly dense and fun story at hand here.
Magic Mike comes out June 29.
*No pun intended... Get it?... Suited. Suit. Clothing. And they're strippers.
After far too many years of "when are they going to make a Striptease for the ladies, Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh have finally heeded the call. Their new collaboration, Magic Mike, chronicles the life of a male stripper—and is supposedly based on Tatum's own experiences in the industry. Meaning, when you see this first image of the movie, a snapshot of Tatum and Alex Pettyfer scantily dressed in military garb with Matthew McCaonaughey donning a red, white and blue top hat...you can be assured that this probably happened to Channing Tatum.
While the idea of the brawns over brains Tatum starring alongside every muscle-laden male lead working in Hollywood sounds a bit ridiculous (and obvious?), with Soderbergh at the wheel, this could easily transform into a Boogie Nights-esque dramedy. The man is not easily defined—he's done the Ocean's movies, sex, lies and videotapes, last year's Contagion and the no-budget The Girlfriend Experience with porn star Sasha Grey. Expect the unexpected with Magic Mike.
The movie sports a solid supporting cast, including the aforementioned studs, as well as Cody Horn, Riley Keough, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, Olivia Munn and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Lots of funny people—another indication that Magic Mike's tone may be more than a little tongue in cheek. Tongue a lot of places, frankly.
Magic Mike hits theaters June 29, 2012.
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Her name may be difficult to remember, but her talents are unforgettable. Wendi McLendon-Covey, the harried housewife who played behind Kristen Wiig in the supreme comedy Bridesmaids, will be expanding in Steven Soderbergh's stripper-themed comedy/drama Magic Mike.
The film has earned notoriety both for its provocative subject matter and for its rapidly growing cast of stars. Included are Channing Tatum (also a producer), upon whose teenaged experiences as an exotic dancer this movie is based on, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Riley Keough, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, and the most recent addition: Olivia Munn.
Wendi McLendon-Covey has had a career almost exclusively in comedy so far. Although Bridesmaids is perhaps the vehicle from which she is springing to stardom, the actress has been a fixture in comedy television series (especially the particularly offbeat) for many years. Her most recognizeable television role comes from Reno 911, on which she played Deputy Clementine Johnson. She also played a desperate matchmaker who has been dating a married man for over twenty years in the short-lived comedy series Lovespring International.
All this considered, the actress' role (as of yet unspecified) will probably be one heavily productive of comedy. McLendon-Covey's best characters are ones not completely "in control" or "satisfied with their situations." Considering the setting is the underworld of stripping, there's probably going to be a lot of opportunity for the comedian to all but lose it.
What with her additional roles several other upcoming films (the also hypercast pregnancy comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, the "open-relationship" comedy Sleeping Around, and the Dweezil Zappa-starring, not-volkswagon-related Fully Loaded), we can hope that this is the start to a long line of films featuring this indubitably talented performer.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Magic Mike seems intent on ensuring that America gets to see every single actor and actress in Hollywood naked. Added to the gigantic cast of Steven Soderbergh's "coming of age"/"making ends meet" story (based on star Channing Tatum's real-life experiences) is Olivia Munn, who will play (wait for it...) a stripper.
Munn's character is Amber, who will be of romantic interest to Channing's Michael "Magic Mike" Martingano. The role had been formerly attributed to Jessica Biel, who now seems to have no attachment to the project. Those very much enthused by the idea of a stipper movie for purely aesthetic reasons will probably not be disappointed by the inclusion of Munn, even at the expense of Biel.
As it's inevitable that you've missed or forgotten at least a few of the cast members in this rapidly-growing project, here's a handful of those who have been mentioned: Alex Pettyfer as Magic Mike's protegee (with the moniker "The Kid"), Cody Horn as the sister to Pettyfer's character, Matthew McConaughey as a stripclub owner named Dallas, Matt Bomer as another stripper, Riley Keough, Gabriel Iglesias and Joe Manganiello.
It only seems like there's a new cast member added to Steven Soderbergh's upcoming movie Magic Mike every day -- in reality, it's about every other day. The latest: Cody Horn.
The up-and-coming actress, who recently joined the Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle End of Watch and just so happens to be the daughter of former Warner Bros. head Alan Horn, will play the sister of Alex Pettyfer's character in the film.
To recap: It is based on lead actor Channing Tatum's real-life experiences as young male stripper trying to make ends meet; Soderbergh will direct; and Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel and White Collar's Matt Bomer have all been added to the cast within the past week.
Soderbergh, you're either a poignant sophisticado capable of pinpointing the art in even the bleakest and rawest of earthly channels... or you're just a lonely, lonely man. Either way, your stripper movie Magic Mike is big news, and the pulse won't shut up about its casting—speaking of which, Jessica Biel is in.
Biel will play a stripper in Magic Mike, a comedy centered around the lives of exotic dancers of both genders. Already cast are Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer and Riley Keough. Biel's character is Amber, a love interest to Tatum's Mike Martingano. Apparently, this was a role of lavish real estate: originally being considered in attachment to the role was Lindsay Lohan, but Soderbergh decided not to traverse those waters.
Clearly he wanted someone with more experience. After all, this will not be Biel's first time playing a stripper. Just two years ago, Biel starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Powder Blue, marking her first time performing as a dancer of poles.
Filming for the movie begins next month, in Florida... which is good, since they'd probably get pretty cold elsewhere.
Bosses at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation have launched the online sale in honour of next month's (Sep11) Primetime Emmy Awards.
Items in the auction include a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes signed by Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo, an oversized tennis ball from House signed by Laurie, and a tour of the Young and the Restless set by actress Kate Linder.
Among the other prizes are a hat from White Collar autographed by Bomer and VIP seating at tapings of several U.S. shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Academy Executive Director Norma Provencio Pichardo says, "The auction is an incredible opportunity for TV fans to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia, while supporting an important cause. We are so grateful for the television community's generous donations of incredible items that attract the funds necessary to help support the mission of the Foundation."
UPDATE: Deadline is reporting that White Collar star Matt Bomer has also joined the cast. As if there wasn't already sufficient incentive for ladies to see this movie!
EARLIER: For the first time since perhaps Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey is set for a role that's actually somewhat exciting: a former exotic dancer in the Steven Soderbergh movie Magic Mike.
McConaughey has signed on to play Dallas, a male stripper-turned-club owner employing Channing Tatum's title character, also a dancer (rejoice, ladies!). Also starring is Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), a protege of Tatum's character.
Soderbergh's Contagion hits theaters Sept. 9, while McConaughey, who appeared in the March drama The Lincoln Lawyer, will next be seen in Richard Linklater's currently-awaiting-distribution dramedy Bernie.
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