We take a closer look at the teaser for Channing Tatum’s upcoming flick.
By Amy Wilkinson
Hide your kids, hide your husband, and stuff your purse full of $1 bills, because the trailer for Channing Tatum’s stripper movie “Magic Mike” has shimmied onto the Web!
The film stars Tatum as an exotic dancer named — what else? — Magic Mike, who takes an up-and-coming young performer named the Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his tutelage. But, as strippers are wont to do, Mike is hoping for more from life than body oil and G-strings. He hopes to build furniture! And date the Kid’s sister!
You’ll have to pony up $10 come June 29 to find out if his dreams come true, but in the meantime, check out what else your eagle-eyed experts at MTV found noteworthy in the tawdry trailer:
Channing Tatum’s Acrobatics
Co-star Matt Bomer already warned us about Tatum’s “sick” moves, and of course we’ve seen “Step Up” about 20 times, but it’s easy to forget how adept the Chan-man is on the dance floor, seeing as he’s most frequently cast as an action hero (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Haywire”) or a romantic lead (“Dear John,” “The Vow”). All we have to say is, get this guy into toe shoes more often, Hollywood!
Cody Horn Hits the Scene
Tatum’s love interest is likely a new face to many a moviegoer. Her name is Cody Horn, and this could be her big, ballsy breakout role. The actress’ résumé is largely filled with television credits in series like “Rescue Me” and “The Office.” Her next big-screen role is in September’s “End of Watch,” which also co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera.
But Where Is Matt Bomer?
Tatum, Pettyfer, Horn and Matthew McConaughey (who plays the strip club’s owner) all get good looks in the trailer, but there are several beefy babes missing in action — most notably “White Collar” star Matt Bomer. An appearance (preferably shirtless) by the blue-eyed stunner is at the top of our wish list for trailer #2. “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance was also much too short. Maybe a little less Mike in the next tease, huh, guys?
Click on our expert video commentary above to hear what else we were cheering and jeering in the trailer!
Check out everything we’ve got on “Magic Mike.”
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