This new trailer is structured just like its domestic counterpart, released almost a month ago to the day, and while many of the moments are identical, it's what's different that's telling. Specifically, the relationship between Tatum's character, the titular Mike, and the youngster known only as The Kid, played by Alex Pettyfer. Everything we herd about the movie suggested that Mike's mentorship of The Kid was central to this movie, but the domestic trailer sidelined Pettyfer to focus almost exclusively on Tatum.
The trailer below, though, makes a bit of room for the upstart young stripper and Mike's influence on him.
Is it too much to hope that Matthew McConaughey will prove to be this movie's secret weapon, stealing scenes with that sly drawl as he did so long ago in Dazed and Confused?
Alright, alright, alright. Many moviegoers won over by Tatum's comedic work in 21 Jump Street may roll their eyes at the notion of a Tatum-starring stripper movie, but they're not calculating for the fact that this is directed by Steven Soderbergh, the auteur most recently responsible for Contagion and Haywire. The screenplay here is by Tatum's producing partner Reid Carolin.
Tatum and Pettyfer lead a cast that includes fellow beefcakes McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello, as well as non-beefcakes Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Betsy Brandt, and Riley Keough.
Magic Mike will close out the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24th before hitting theaters nationwide on June 29th.