Matthew McConaughey Is Magic Mike’s Newest Stripper


Well, this won't do at all. Though Steven Soderbergh had perfectly cast his male-stripper drama Magic Mike with two of Hollywood's most frequently unclothed actors, Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer, Variety is now reporting that the production has added notorious prude Matthew McConaughey to the cast. The trade says that McConaughey will be playing "Dallas, a former exotic dancer who now owns and operates Xquisite, the club where 'Magic Mike' works," though it may be tough to buy McConaughey as a flesh-baring former stripper, given that the actor is famous for adhering to strict religious beliefs that require him to wear several layers of clothing at all times and never go topless in public. We still have faith in the movie, but we're a little thrown by this egregious bit of miscasting. [Showblitz/Variety]