The screenplay from Reid Carolin is based on star Channing Tatum's early life as an exotic dancer. He will play mentor a young up-and-coming dancer played by Alex Pettyfer. Other cast members include Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Olivia Munn.
Warner Bros. has given Magic Mike a prime piece of summer real estate, setting up this coming-of-age story with a June 29th, 2012 release date. Director Steven Soderbergh will shoot The Man from U.N.C.L.E. before starting production on Magic Mike.