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New title and director for Channing Tatum's Magic Mike 2

Unfortunately, MAGIC MIKE 2 won't be subtitled MEATY BOOGALOO or TASTE THE MAGIC. The Playlist is reporting the sequel will now be called MAGIC MIKE XXL, and a director has been found as well. Channing Tatum had previously talked about potentially directing the new movie, however Greg Jacobs will helm MAGIC MIKE XXL. Jacobs has worked with Steven Soderbergh (who is still...

Channing Tatum is writing Magic Mike 2 with a Matthew McConaughey bust

Did I have you at MAGIC MIKE 2 or Matthew McConaughey bust? We haven't heard much about the sequel to Channing Tatum 's male stripper flick, however part of the reason is because the script hasn't been written yet. But have no fear fans of man meat and gyrating flesh: Channing Tatum has started work on the script for MAGIC MIKE 2. He revealed the news on his Facebook...

Lee Daniels in talks for Richard Pryor biopic with Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan among contenders for the lead

Let the onslaught of late comedian biopics continue! THE BUTLER director Lee Daniels is in talks to take on a biopic of late great comedian Richard Pryor with Eddie Murphy , Marlon Wayans , and Michael B. Jordan in contention to take the lead. The film has been in development for years now, with both Murphy and Wayans in the mix from the start. However, with Jordan emerging as...

Alex Pettyfer to play half of a gay, interracial action hero couple for director Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels has garnered a good deal of respect from the film industry for his Academy Award-nominated PRECIOUS and this year's THE BUTLER. His prior film, THE PAPERBOY, did not fare so well, but Daniels has proven that he has the chops for controversial material. His next project, if it gets made, may be his most controversial yet. In an interview with Out Magazine , Daniels...

Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

PLOT: A butler serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986 while his son engages in the Civil Rights movement down south. REVIEW: LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER could have been an awkward disaster; it has all the makings of being an ungainly, foolhardy mess weighed down by pretension and melodrama. It is not this. In fact, some of it is quite good. There...

Harvey Weinstein says the controversy over The Butler's title is because of The Hobbit

Harvey Weinstein and Warner Bros. are currently at odds over the title to Lee Daniels ' latest movie THE BUTLER. At the heart of the case is an obscure 1916 silent short movie of the same name that WB is claiming THE BUTLER is infringing on. Weinstein recently lost his hearing with the MPAA to retain the title for the Forrest Whitaker movie that hits theaters next month and is vowing...

Steven Soderbergh may be Director of Photography on Magic Mike 2 if Channing Tatum directs it

Channing Tatum has been asked about a sequel to MAGIC MIKE ever since the movie was released. He has leaned in multiple directions from directing it himself to saying it may not happen any time soon. With his celebrity at the highest it has ever been and on the verge of the release of WHITE HOUSE DOWN, The Hollywood Reporter asked Tatum about his upcoming projects like 22 JUMP...

Cool Videos: (I Wanna) Channing all over your Tatum. Nuff said.

I like Channing Tatum more than I thought I would. Sometimes the guy's faux ghetto accent gets on my nerves, but he is likeable enough in the roles he plays that I tolerated him. I gained a new found like for the guy with 21 JUMP STREET and I am looking forward to seeing him in WHITE HOUSE DOWN. Jimmy Kimmel Live premiered a new music video from the mulch-hyphenate performer...

Steven Soderbergh talks the return of the man meat for Magic Mike 2

When the first trailer hit for Steven Soderberg h's MAGIC MIKE, my Facebook feed blew up with posts from women friends getting hot and sweaty over the buffet selection they had in-store for them in the months to come. Muscular dudes stripping with a story that has some heart and laughs? Soderbergh knew what he was doing. I didn't think that there would be a sequel for the...

Gus Van Sant wants to direct Fifty Shades of Grey so badly that he filmed a test sex scene starring Alex Pettyfer

Well, this is an interesting way to apply for a job. Renowned director Gus Van Sant really wants to direct the big screen version of the bestselling novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. He wants it so bad, in fact, he just filmed a test scene with MAGIC MIKE actor Alex Pettyfer as the lead character Christian Grey. According to The Wrap , this was not paid for by Universal and was Van...

Lee Daniels only gets one f*ck with The Butler's PG-13 rating

Lee Daniels , director of such hard-R flicks as Precious and Paperboy, evidently felt a bit frustrated with keeping things PG-13 inhis upcoming film The Butler, which follows Forest Whitaker as a White House staffer through eight presidential administrations. That's a lot of time to spend in the White House without dropping any F-bombs. Daniels said of the experience: “I...

Lee Daniels' The Butler finds distribution courtesy of The Weinstein Company

THE BUTLER will assuredly get a wide release now that The Weinstein Company has picked up the US rights to the Lee Daniels film. The movie has all the makings of a prestige film and Oscar contender. If there is anyone who can shepherd it to Academy Awards recognition, it would be the Weinsteins. Plot: THE BUTLER, based on the screenplay by Danny Strong & Lee Daniels, is...
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