Deadline shares that Magic Mike XXL has gotten a release date for next summer!
UPDATED, 3:15 PM: Warner Bros said today it will give moviegoers two extra days to ogle Magic Mike 2 next Independence Day weekend. The sequel has been moved from July 3 to July 1. No Roman candle jokes, please.
PREVIOUSLY: Warner Bros has set Magic Mike 2 for July 3, 2015. The sequel to the 2012 film directed by Steven Soderbergh that was informed by Channing Tatum‘s early days as a male stripper. This is the latest extension of the pic that Soderbergh and Tatum hatched and financed themselves. It was a risk that turned into a major score when the original movie starring Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and other made $113.7M at the domestic box office — one of Soderbergh’s most lucrative movies ever — and has since spawned a Broadway musical now in the works.
Such a great article from New York Magazine about Channing’s film Foxcatcher and how it took a long while to make. Channing’s part was originally meant for Heath Ledger.
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Bennett Miller was down in the dirt on the wrong side of an iron fence, looking through without being quite sure what he was hoping to find. It was 2007, and he, his producer, and his screenwriter had traveled on a research trip to Foxcatcher Farm, a 416-acre compound outside of Philadelphia, in search of the kind of insight that only proximity can provide. Until a few years earlier, Foxcatcher had been home to the du Pont family, multimillionaire corporate titans who started building their fortune as gunpowder manufacturers in 1802, and who had seen their name disgraced in 1996 when John Eleuthère du Pont, a damaged and delusional heir to the family dynasty, had shot a man to death in the driveway of one of his guesthouses.
Miller crawled around the property’s perimeter in the gray drizzle, trying to see through a chain-link barrier overgrown with ivy and weeds. There was nothing to see. Du Pont was serving a 13-to-30-year sentence, but from prison he had ordered that the shell and even the windows of the dilapidated guesthouse be painted black. The scene of the crime was now a defiant void. “It was,” Miller says, “very freaky.”
Nearly a decade later, Miller has wrenched an austere and challenging movie out of that bizarre tragedy. Foxcatcher is an exploration of two worlds—extreme wealth and Olympic-level wrestling—and of the dissociation that total immersion in either can bring about. The movie—which stars Steve Carell as the stiff, disconnected, vain du Pont, and Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, the wrestlers with whom he became obsessed—entered the Cannes Film Festival in May unseen. Ten days later, it emerged as what Variety’s film critic Justin Chang called “perhaps the [festival’s] sole credible awards season heavyweight,” winning acclaim on the order of Miller’s other two features, Capote and Moneyball, and a six-minute ovation.
Advance attention has focused on the performances—Carell’s startling physical and vocal transformation, Tatum’s deep dive into a character more complex and troubled than any he’s played, and Ruffalo’s continuation, in the wake of HBO’s The Normal Heart, of what he happily calls “the kind of year that most years aren’t.” But at Cannes, most of the attention paid was to Miller, who became the first American filmmaker in seven years to win the festival’s Best Director award. “This is Bennett’s movie,” says Carell. “He’s lived with it for so long. I remember discussing specific scenes with him, and years and years later, I saw the movie and they were exactly as he had described them. He never took his eye off what he wanted it to be.”
Actor Taye Diggs spoke with Elle.com and in the interview spoke about his love of Channing!
I saw you’re interested in the Magic Mike franchise?
I’m 100 percent interested. If they put me in it, I would absolutely love to do that. I’m a huge Channing Tatum fan. I’ve met him and he was so humble and very complimentary of me, and I was like, ‘You’re the huge movie star.’ He’s somebody that I remember from that Mountain Dew commercial. At the time I thought he was half black. So I’ve been following him.
If you’d like to read the entire article go here.
Added a bunch of stills from Channing’s appearance on NBC’s new series Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Entertainment Tonight interviewed Channing and others in attendance at the HFPA’s Grants Banquet and had them share their thoughts about Robin Williams. Channing’s interview is the very last one!
Thursday night Channing attended the Hollywood Foreign Press’s Grants Banquet, a new annual event!
- Channing Tatum Online > 2014 > August 14 | Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet
- Channing Tatum Online > 2014 > August 14 | Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet – Inside
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) August 6, 2014
NBC has released the preview of Channing’s episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls that airs on Monday, August 11th!
Hunk Channing Tatum takes a harrowing adventure into the wilds of Yosemite on Monday when he’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls at 8/7c on NBC.