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Steven Soderbergh Eyes Taking 'Cleo' To Broadway, Catherine Zeta-Jones Reveals She Would Love To Star

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2012 10:39 AM
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With a $30 million budget, a high-profile cast including Hugh Jackman and Ray Winstone, and music written by Guided By Voices' frontman Robert Pollard, Steven Soderbergh's 3D musical “Cleo” never faced an easy road to the big screen. The film was scheduled to shoot in spring of '09, but following Jackman's speedy departure, and then Soderbergh's own directorial issues with “Moneyball,” the project fall apart with faint hope of it being revived. The role of Cleopatra was always Catherine Zeta-Jones' though, and following our interview with Soderbergh about his musical's possible future onstage, the actress has recently echoed that intriguing possibility.

Buff, Oily & Raw: New Photos From Steven Soderbergh's Stripper Pic 'Magic Mike' With Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 3:25 PM
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We've run out of clever ways to introduce this, so let's get to the point of what "Magic Mike" is really all about: hot, buff, oily and raw dudes who take their clothes off. That's it. And if you need more proof, a huge batch of new images from the movie have dropped.

Watch: Channing Tatum Has Moves Like Jagger In 4 TV Spots For 'Magic Mike' Plus New Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 1:40 PM
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Aside from the smash hit "The Vow" (which also happened to star Channing Tatum) there hasn't been much variety for the ladies who don't necessarily want to see to see superheroes, crude comedy or lots of explosions. But the promise of romance, comedy and yes, lots of attractive men taking their clothes off in "Magic Mike" should likely find an audience who haven't really been well served so far this year.

Channing Tatum Confirms He'll Be In 'Jupiter Ascending'; Calls 'Bitter Pill' Co-Star Rooney Mara The "Most Terrifying Person I've Ever Met"

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 5, 2012 9:45 AM
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You'd think The Wachowskis would have gotten their epic sci-fi trilogy kicks out of their system with "The Matrix" but evidently not -- the duo are gearing up "Jupiter Ascending," a planned kickstarter to a trilogy that is set in a universe where human beings are not the most evolved forms of intelligent life. With things reportedly due to get underway this fall, and on the back of Mila Kunis joining the flick, Channing Tatum has confirmed with MTV his own involvement in the ambitious project.

Watch: It's Raining Men For Channing Tatum In 'Magic Mike' Clip Plus New Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 2:17 PM
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Can a movie about male stripping become the sleeper hit of the summer? Warner Bros. is certainly hoping so, and with Channing Tatum already 2/2 with "The Vow" and "21 Jump Street," the odds are looking very good that "Magic Mike" -- which also boasts Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello among the hunktacular cast -- could cap off a helluva 2012 for the actor.

'Magic Mike' Soundtrack Features Foreigner, KISS, T-Pain, Ginuwine & More; Plus Details On All The Songs Featured In The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 22, 2012 1:59 PM
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Let's get this straight up front: The Weather Girls' classic disco song "It's Raining Men" is not included in the "Magic Mike" soundtrack (maybe in the film?), but there is a cover by modern R&B singer Countre Black, so at least that's something.  A coming of age dramedy based on the real-life experiences of actor Channing Tatum, "Magic Mike" centers on an experienced stripper (Tatum) who takes a younger performer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

'Magic Mike' Cast Heats Up Entertainment Weekly Cover, Plus Behind The Scenes Footage & New U.K. Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 18, 2012 9:50 AM
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After a divisive trailer that either tried covering the film’s mediocrity with a Rihanna soundtrack or illustrated a misguided attempt to package something more unconventional, Stephen Soderbergh’s film “Magic Mike” at least knows its main selling points well, namely its unbelievably fit leads Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. And judging from their recent cover story on the film, which features its cast front and center unabashedly strutting their stuff, Entertainment Weekly is keenly aware as well.

Watch: Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' With Matthew McConaughey & Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 8:23 PM
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Delivering the virus thriller "Contagion" last year, kicking off 2012 with the lean Euro-flavored actioner "Haywire" and now lensing the psychological thriller "The Bitter Pill," Steven Soderbergh's ability and eagerness to jump from genre to genre is no surprise. But even his die hard fans were surprised by his decision to helm "Magic Mike." And now the first trailer has arrived to give everyone a taste of what he's been putting togther.

Steven Soderbergh's 'The Bitter Pill' With Rooney Mara, Jude Law & Channing Tatum Set For February 8, 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 2:25 PM
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When we spoke to Steven Soderbergh back in January, he indicated that he was aiming for a March 2013 release for his upcoming "The Bitter Pill" and it looks like at the very least, he got the first frame date he was looking for.

Vinessa Shaw Joins Steven Soderbergh's Thriller 'Bitter Pill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 6:24 PM
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If there is one actress we've been hoping to see more of on the big screen it's Vinessa Shaw. An underrated talent, she shined in James Gray's "Two Lovers" and nabbed our attention in "3:10 To Yuma," but her appearances in movies have been too few and far between. She popped up in "Big Miracle" last month, and now she's landed a new gig much more worth her time and talent.

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