Mike (Channing Tatum) is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo.
But at night... he's just magic.
The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey).
Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money. It's not long before the club's newest act has fans of his own, as the summer opens up to a world of fun, friendship and good times.
Meanwhile, Mike meets the Kid's captivating sister, Brooke (Cody Horn). She's definitely someone he'd like to know a lot better, and it looks like he has a chance...until his lifestyle gets in the way.
"Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias.
Directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic") and written by Reid Carolin, "Magic Mike" is produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin. The creative filmmaking team includes production designer Howard Cummings, costume designer Christopher Peterson, music supervisor Frankie Pine and choreographer Alison Faulk.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Nick Wechsler/Gregory Jacobs production of an Iron Horse/Extension 765 Enterprise, "Magic Mike," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film is rated R by the MPAA for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use.
CHANNING TATUM as Magic Mike
CHANNING TATUM (Magic Mike/Producer) most recently starred opposite Jonah Hill in the hit comedy "21 Jump Street." Tatum and Hill were also executive producers on the project, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall, based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Released on March 16, 2012, it has already grossed over $145 million worldwide, with a sequel currently in development.
Also in 2012, Tatum starred in the box office hit "The Vow," opposite Rachel McAdams, and directed by Michael Sucsy. Released in February, the romantic drama based on a true story has grossed over $175 million worldwide. He additionally starred in Steven Soderbergh's spy thriller "Haywire," opposite Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael Douglas.
Tatum will next be seen in "Ten Year," a film he produced with producing partner Reid Carolin and their Iron Horse production company. The film, which debuted at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, also stars Jenna Dewan, Rosario Dawson, Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, Anna Faris, Brian Geraghty, Justin Long and Chris Pratt, and will be released on September 21, 2012.
He is currently in production on the crime drama "Bitter Pill," his latest collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and is set for release on February 8, 2013. Also set for 2013 is "G.I Joe 2: Retaliation," in which he stars alongside Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.
Tatum's prior film credits include the crime thriller "The Son of No One," opposite Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, which premiered at Sundance in January 2011; the Roman epic adventure "The Eagle," also starring Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland, directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan Kenworthy; the box office hit "Dear John," opposite Amanda Seyfried, directed by Lasse Hallström, from a script by Jamie Linden, based on the Nicolas Sparks bestseller; the box office hit "G.I. Joe," with Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid, directed by Stephen Sommers; director Dito Montiel's "Fighting," opposite Terrence Howard; and the drama "Stop/Loss," from critically acclaimed director Kimberly Pierce and producer Scott Rudin.
In 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Gotham Award nomination for his powerful role in the independent film "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," which won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance as well as the dramatic directing award for Dito Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which also starred Robert Downey Jr., Chazz Palminteri and Shia LaBeouf, was written and directed by Montiel, and based on his 2003 memoir of the same title, is a powerful coming-of-age drama that takes place in 1980's Astoria and follows Montiel's impoverished and violent life from youth to adulthood. Tatum's performance in the role of Antonio, Dito's best friend, earned overwhelming critical acclaim, including raves from Newsday, Daily Variety, Rolling Stone, The Boston Herald and The New York Times.
That same year, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in the romantic comedy "She's the Man," directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, and in the box office hit "Step Up," directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jenna Dewan.
ALEX PETTYFER as The Kid
ALEX PETTYFER (Adam/The Kid) starred as the title character in last year's thriller "I Am Number Four," from director DJ Caruso and producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
His additional recent feature credits include Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller "In Time," with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy; Daniel Barnz's romantic drama "Beastly"; and the leading role in "Wild Child," opposite Emma Roberts.
Born in the UK, Pettyfer began his acting career in 2005 in ITV's telefilm adaptation of "Tom Brown's Schooldays," co-starring Stephen Fry and Jemma Redgrave. His big break came the following year when, at age 15, he beat out hundreds of young actors to score the title role in the action thriller "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker," opposite Mickey Rourke and Alicia Silverstone.
MATT BOMER as Ken
MATT BOMER (Ken) currently stars as Neal Caffrey on USA's "White Collar," one of the highest-rated and most critically acclaimed scripted shows on cable television. For this performance, Bomer won the Breakthrough Male Television Performer of 2010 from Movieline's Breakthrough Awards.
Bomer earned a BFA Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. After college, he moved to New York where he worked on such acclaimed productions as Michael Mayer's "Spring Awakening" and Michael Grief's "Grey Gardens." He also starred as Ernest Hemingway in "Villa America" at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
His television credits include the lead role on the ABC series "Traveler," produced by Academy Award® winners Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, and recurring roles on the NBC series "Chuck" and the FOX series "Tru Calling." His most recent television role was a guest star appearance on the hit FOX series "Glee," co-created by Ryan Murphy, in the role of Darren Criss' onscreen sibling, Cooper Anderson.
Bomer's feature film credits include a starring role in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," opposite Jordana Brewster. He also appeared in "Flight Plan," with Jodie Foster, and most recently co-starred with Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy and Amanda Seyfried in "In Time," written and directed by Andrew Niccol. He will soon star alongside Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Alec Baldwin in "Normal Heart," directed by Ryan Murphy and based on the Tony Award-winning drama of the same name.
Bomer is also a writer. Most recently he and Neal Dodson teamed with country music star Brad Paisley and executive producer Mark Schwahn to create "Nashville," a drama that revolves around a young female singer destined for stardom, and a male songwriter whose career isn't as certain.
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY as Dallas
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY (Dallas) is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men whose films have grossed more than a billion dollars at the box office. He most recently starred with Jack Black in the docudrama "Bernie," reteaming him with director Richard Linklater, and in the dark drama "Killer Joe," for legendary director William Friedkin. He will next be seen with Nicole Kidman in the Lee Daniels thriller "The Paperboy"; with Reese Witherspoon in Jeff Nichols' drama "Mud," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; and alongside Gerard Butler in the war drama "Thunder Run," for director Simon West.
McConaughey's other recent film credits include "The Lincoln Lawyer," adapted from the best-selling novel by Michael Connelly; "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," opposite Michael Douglas and Jennifer Garner; Ben Stiller's wildly successful action comedy "Tropic Thunder"; and "Fool's Gold," opposite Kate Hudson, for director Andy Tennant. He also produced and starred in "Surfer, Dude" a comedy that featured music from his own j.k. livin recording artist, Mishka. In 2007, he portrayed real-life college football coach Jack Lengyel in the critically acclaimed drama "We Are Marshall."
Previously, he earned a People's Choice Award for his starring role in the action adventure comedy "Sahara," with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn, which opened at the top of the box office and marked the first major motion picture produced by his production company, j.k. livin productions. McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama "Two for the Money," before closing 2005 as People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."
His additional credits include the popular romantic comedies "Failure to Launch," with Sarah Jessica Parker, and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," opposite Kate Hudson; the sci-fi adventure "Reign of Fire," with Christian Bale; the ensemble drama "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing;" the horror thriller "Frailty," written and directed by Bill Paxton; and Adam Shankman's hit romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner," opposite Jennifer Lopez. He also starred in the World War II action drama "U-571," Ron Howard's "EDtv," Steven Spielberg's "Amistad," Robert Zemeckis' "Contact," and Joel Schumacher's critically acclaimed courtroom drama "A Time to Kill," as well as "Lone Star," "Angels in the Outfield," "The Newton Boys," and "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
A Texas native, McConaughey planned to be a lawyer while attending the University of Texas in Austin. When he discovered the inspirational Og Mandino book The Greatest Salesman in the World, before one of his final exams, he suddenly knew that he had to change his major from law to film. He began his acting career in 1991, appearing in student films and commercials in Texas and directing short films. It was a chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Richard Linklater, that led to his casting as Wooderson in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused." McConaughey has appeared in over 40 feature films since then, and has become a producer, director, and philanthropist all, the while sticking to his Texas roots and "j.k. livin" philosophy.
In 2008, McConaughey started The just keep livin Foundation (jklivinfoundation.org), dedicated to helping boys and girls transform into men and women through programs that teach the importance of decision making, health, education, and active living. The just keep livin Foundation has partnered with Communities in Schools in West Los Angeles to implement fitness and wellness programs in two large, urban high schools. CIS is the nation's largest, non- profit, dropout prevention organization. Through the j.k. livin afterschool program, they are able to give kids a healthy start in life and the promise of a healthy future.
JOE MANGANIELLO as Big Dick Richie
JOE MANGANIELLO (Big Dick Richie) plays fan-favorite character Alcide Herveaux, the loyal, no-nonsense werewolf on HBO's critically acclaimed "True Blood." Manganiello – who was named one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive – will return for the already much buzzed about fifth season of the monster hit show.
His most recent feature film appearance is in the ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Manganiello also portrayed Peter Parker's nemesis Flash Thompson in the popular "Spider-Man" trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi. His other feature film credits include the starring role of Lt. Sean Macklin in "Behind Enemy Lines" and the independent film "Irene in Time," directed by Henry Jaglom.
A star athlete since childhood, the Pittsburgh native surprised his family and friends when he decided to steer off the paved road to professional athletics and instead become an actor. After high school, he enrolled in the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama where he ultimately earned his BFA in acting.
Recently, Manganiello appeared in a guest starring role on CBS' popular comedy series "Two and a Half Men." The episode marked his return to television comedy. He was also seen in a guest starring role on USA Network's beloved action-drama series "White Collar," opposite friend, fellow Carnegie Mellon alum and "Magic Mike" co-star Matt Bomer.
Prior to joining the cast of "True Blood," Manganiello was seen in a variety of television and film roles. He showed off his comedic chops and impeccable timing on several seasons of the Emmy Award-nominated CBS show "How I Met Your Mother," and appeared in a recurring role on The CW drama "One Tree Hill" for three seasons.
CODY HORN as Brooke
CODY HORN (Brooke) will next star in director David Ayer's "End of Watch," opposite Academy Award® nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick, and Emmy winner America Ferrera. The drama centers on the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops and is set for release September 28, 2012.
In 2010, Horn made her acting debut in the film "Twelve," directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz, and rapper 50 Cent. She then went on to star in Rob Reiner's coming-of-age romantic comedy "Flipped."
Prior to establishing a film career, Horn held the recurring role of Emily on the FX television series "Rescue Me," as well as the role of Jordan on the NBC hit series "The Office."
She has also modeled in advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, the Polo Jeans Company, Izod, Ruehl, Roxy and Catherine Malandrino.
As an activist involved in various nonprofits and charities, Horn currently serves on the Board of Directors for Global Green, the American affiliate of Green Cross International, which fosters a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. She is also on the Young Hollywood Board of the Environmental Media Association, which believes that through television, film and music, the entertainment community has the power to influence the environmental awareness of millions of people. Horn received The Futures Award from the organization in 2005.
Horn graduated New York University's Gallatin School with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and currently divides her time between LA and NY.
OLIVIA MUNN as Joanna
OLIVIA MUNN (Joanna) can currently be seen as a correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning Comedy Central show "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
On June 24th, she will appear in the highly anticipated HBO drama "The Newsroom," created by Oscar®-winning director Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. It centers around a fictional news cable show and the everyday dealings with the news anchor, his new executive producer and his newsroom staff. Munn will play the financial news analyst on the show.
She will also soon be seen in the independent film "The Baby Makers," starring opposite Paul Schneider and directed by Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar, set to premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival. She most recently starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It" and in the NBC comedy "Perfect Couples."
Munn first gained Hollywood notice as the host of G4's "Attack of the Show." The network struggled to find ratings until she joined, catapulting the once unknown G4 network into the homes of mainstream America. In 2010 her first book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best sellers list.
Her other television appearances include an arc on the hit ABC Family show "Greek," a hilarious guest-turn on "Accidentally on Purpose," and her guest starring role as the new Buy More boss, that kicked off the fourth season of the NBC series "Chuck."
Known for her loyalty to her fans, Munn has been unofficially anointed Geek Goddess, Queen of Comic Con and Leader of the Nerds by her fierce following. After only a few years in Los Angeles, Munn has established herself as an extremely versatile and driven talent. Raised between Oklahoma and Tokyo, she now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.
ADAM RODRIGUEZ as Tito
ADAM RODRIGUEZ (Tito) is an actor, writer and director, best known for his long- standing role as detective Eric Delko on the popular series "CSI: Miami."
Born in Yonkers, New York, Rodriguez is of one quarter Cuban and three quarters Puerto Rican descent. He had initially hoped to be a professional baseball player, but after a high school injury he turned his attention to acting and performed in a children's theater in New York. Prior to full-time acting, he was a stockbroker.
Rodriguez has appeared in numerous commercials, including one for Coca-Cola. His first film appearance was as an extra in "The X-Files." He later appeared on "Brooklyn South," "Law & Order," "Felicity," "Roswell, alongside Brendan Fehr, with whom he would reunite in "CSI: Miami," and "NYPD Blue." He has appeared in a number of music videos, including Jennifer Lopez's 1999 video "If You Had My Love"; Busta Rhymes' "Respect My Conglomerate"; Lionel Richie's "I Call It Love," opposite Nicole Richie; Melanie Fiona's "It Kills Me"; and 50 Cent's "Many Men," alongside Rory Cochrane. He was also a participant in the pro-Obama video "Yes We Can."
Rodriguez starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry movie "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" as Sandino, alongside Taraji P. Henson. He also played Bobby, Hilda's love interest in season four of the television show "Ugly Betty."
In addition to starring on "CSI: Miami" for eleven seasons, Rodriguez has also directed and written for the show.
KEVIN NASH as Tarzan
KEVIN NASH (Tarzan) has appeared in "The Longest Yard," for director Peter Segal, with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds; in Marvel Comics' "The Punisher," for director Jonathan Hensleigh, opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane; and as Bass Armstrong in "DOA: Dead or Alive, for director Corey Yuen, based on the popular video game, with Jaime Pressly.
Voted one of the Top 25 Wrestlers of All Time, Nash is a six-time World Champion. Better known as Big Sexy to his fans, the 6'10" Nash is one of the most well known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world as well.
Nash's television work includes FOX's "Brothers," UPN's "The New Love Boat," ABC's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and The WB's "Nikki." He has also hosted VH1's "The List," and been a guest on such talk shows as "The Test," "The Tonight Show," "Politically Incorrect" and "Jimmy Kimmel."
His most recent credits include the rock musical "Rock of Ages," directed by Adam Shankman, as well as SyFy's "Almighty Thor," directed by Chris Ray, and "Monster Brawl," directed by Jesse T. Cook.
Nash grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for the University of Tennessee and then headed overseas for several years, playing professionally for various European teams. After serving in the United States Army for two years, his life turned to wrestling. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships. He was the longest-reigning WWF Champion of the 1990s, having held the title for 358 days.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS as Tobias
GABRIEL IGLESIAS (Tobias) has earned widespread acclaim for his comedy performances throughout the world. His high-octane show is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life, with a family-friendly and animated comedy style earning national crossover appeal and making him popular among fans of all ages. His YouTube following recently surpassed 128 million views and continues to grow.
In 2009, Iglesias debuted his hugely popular one-hour Comedy Central special and quadruple platinum-selling DVD "I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy." Shot live in front of a packed house in El Paso, Texas, the show is currently playing in rotation on Comedy Central, and matches the success of his previous highly successful special DVD, "Hot & Fluffy." In fall of 2011, Iglesias premiered his own series on Comedy Central, "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," for which he hosted and performed stand-up material and featured an array of hysterically diverse comedians that he had personally selected. The show begins its second season in June.
His television credits include appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," FOX TV's "The Family Guy," "Good Morning America," and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
Iglesias is currently on his national comedy tour, "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution—The Tour," launched in 2011 and hitting more than 120 cities across the U.S.
He has also headlined the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto. In 2009, Iglesias had the unique opportunity to be the headliner at the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival, the first of its kind in the Arab world, and he recently returned to Amman Jordan for a second visit in 2010. Iglesias' world tour performances include locations such as Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; Riyadh, Khobar, Qatar, and Dubai, Saudi Arabia; as well as Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and England. His 2011 touring activities concluded with two sold out shows at the prestigious Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles on December 30.
RILEY KEOUGH as Nora
RILEY KEOUGH (Nora) made her film debut in 2009 as Marie Currie in "The Runaways," starring opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. She followed with a role in "The Good Doctor" as Diane Nixon, a patient with a kidney infection who is kept ill in order to make her 'good doctor,' played by Orlando Bloom, gain the respect he craves. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.
She will next be seen as the title character Jack, opposite June Temple as Diane, in Bradley Rust Gray's werewolf flick "Jack and Diane," set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012.
Keough, 22, is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. In 2004, the fashion world took notice when famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, shot her for the cover of Vogue alongside her iconic mother and grandmother. An invitation from Dolce and Gabbana to attend their fall fashion show in Milan followed—and ignited a media firestorm. Keough quickly became a fashion darling, appearing in campaigns for global brands such as David Yurman, Mango and Christian Dior, which she represented for four seasons.
STEVEN SODERBERGH (Director) won an Academy Award® for Best Director for his 2000 ensemble drama "Traffic." He had earned dual Best Director Oscar® nominations that year, also receiving one for "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts in her Oscar®-winning performance. Soderbergh earlier gained an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "sex, lies, and videotape," his feature film directorial debut. The film also won the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
Soderbergh's twenty-fifth film, the action-thriller "Haywire," starring Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton, was released in January, 2012. "Contagion," his global thriller with an international ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and Laurence Fishburne, was released in September 2011.
"And Everything is Going Fine," his 2010 feature film, documented the life and work of the late performance artist Spalding Gray, with whom Soderbergh previously worked on "Gray's Anatomy" and "King of the Hill."
Among his other credits are "The Girlfriend Experience," "The Informant!", "Che," the "Ocean's" trilogy, "The Good German," "Bubble," "Solaris," "Full Frontal," "The Limey," "Out of Sight," "Schizopolis," "The Underneath" and "Kafka."
His film "Equilibrium" was one of a trio of short eroticism-themed films released as "Eros," and included segments directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar-wai. "Eros" premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.
In addition, Soderbergh has produced or executive produced a wide range of features, including Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin"; the HBO documentary "His Way," directed by Douglas McGrath; Brian Koppelman and David Levien's "Solitary Man"; Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" and "Far From Heaven"; Tony Gilroy's "Michael Clayton"; Marina Zenovich's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"; Gregory Jacobs' "Wind Chill" and "Criminal"; George Clooney's "Good Night and Good Luck" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"; Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly"; Rob Reiner's "Rumor Has It..."; Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana"; Lodge Kerrigan's "Keane"; John Maybury's "The Jacket"; Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"; Anthony and Joseph Russo's "Welcome to Collinwood"; Gary Ross' "Pleasantville" and Greg Mottola's "The Daytrippers."
In December 2009 Soderbergh created and directed the play "Tot Mom," at the Sydney Theatre Company. Based on the kidnapping and murder of Caylee Anthony, the play starred Essie Davis as controversial television commentator Nancy Grace, whose crusade for justice ignited worldwide interest in the crime. At the same time, he also directed the film "The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg," an improvised comedy starring the cast of "Tot Mom."
NICK WECHSLER (Producer) first collaborated with Steven Soderbergh as executive producer of "sex, lies and videotape," which received the 1989 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or Award as well as an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
In addition to his work with Soderbergh, Wechsler is currently producing director Susanne Bier's drama "Serena," an adaptation of the Ron Rash novel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones. He is also in production on the sci-fi thriller "The Host," based on Stephanie Meyer's best-selling novel, adapted by Andrew Niccol, and starring Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and Frances Fisher; and "Under the Skin," director Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of the Michael Faber novel, starring Scarlett Johansson. All three are scheduled for 2013 release. Wechsler and his partners are also packaging "The Counselor," written by Cormac McCarthy and to be directed by Ridley Scott, shooting in summer of this year.
Wechsler's other producing credits are a distinctive and award-winning mix of independent and studio films, including "The Road," a Venice Film Festival Golden Lion selection; "The Time Traveler's Wife," "We Own the Night," a Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or selection; "The Fountain," a Venice Film Festival Golden Lion selection; "North Country," for which Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand earned Oscar® and Golden Globe Award nominations; "Requiem for a Dream," which earned an Independent Spirit Award Best Picture nomination and an Oscar® nomination for star Ellen Burstyn; "The Yards," a Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or selection; "Quills," a Best Picture winner from the National Board of Review; "Eve's Bayou," an Independent Spirit Award winner for Best First Feature; "Love Jones," a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner for Best Film; "Little Odessa," which won the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award; "The Player," a Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture, Comedy; and "Drugstore Cowboy," which took Best Film honors from the National Society of Film Critics.
GREGORY JACOBS (Producer) continues his collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh, for whom he most recently produced the thriller "Haywire," starring Mixed Martial Arts fighter Gina Carano in her motion picture debut; and the global thriller "Contagion," with a stellar ensemble cast led by Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet.
Previously, Jacobs and Soderbergh teamed on "The Informant!," starring Matt Damon; "The Girlfriend Experience," starring Sasha Grey; "The Good German," starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire; "Full Frontal," starring Julia Roberts and Catherine Keener, which had its premiere at their 2002 Venice Film Festival; and "Bubble," which starred non-actors. "Bubble" premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival before being screened at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Previously, Jacobs produced "Equilibrium," Soderbergh's segment of a trio of short films released together as "Eros," which had its premiere at the 2004 Venice Film Festival before being screened at the Toronto Film Festival. Michelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar-wai directed the other two segments.
Jacobs was also the executive producer on Soderbergh's Spanish-language film "Che," starring Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. The film had its debut at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where Del Toro received the Best Actor Award.
The two began their association in 1992 when Jacobs was first assistant director on Soderbergh's "King of the Hill." He has collaborated with the director on nine additional films, including "Ocean's Thirteen," "Ocean's Twelve," on which he served as executive producer and "Ocean's Eleven"; "Solaris," as executive producer; the Academy Award®-winning "Traffic"; "Erin Brockovich," nominated for an Academy Award®; "The Limey"; "Out of Sight"; and "The Underneath."
Additionally, Jacobs directed the horror thriller "Wind Chill," starring Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes and Martin Donovan, which was released in 2007.
Jacobs made his writing and directorial debut on "Criminal," starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Prior to its September 2004 release, the film was shown at the Venice, Deauville and London Film Festivals. As a first assistant director, he worked frequently with such notable filmmakers as John Schlesinger, Roland Joffe, Hal Hartley and Richard Linklater. Among his other credits are "Miller's Crossing," and "Little Man Tate."
A native of New Jersey, Jacobs attended New York University Film School.
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REID CAROLIN (Screenwriter/Producer) most recently produced the independent feature "Ten Year," starring Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Mackie, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He also produced the 2008 drama "Stop Loss," starring Ryan Phillipe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tatum.
In 2011, he earned a nomination for Best Documentary Feature from the Producers Guild of America, for the HBO film "Earth Made of Glass," that chronicled the search for truth in post- genocide Rwanda. The film, which he wrote and produced, also won a 2012 Peabody Award.
Carolin is president of Iron Horse Entertainment, the production company he founded with Channing Tatum in 2010, and is a co-founder of the start-up online movie theater Constellation (www.constellation.tv). He also composed additional music for the hit romantic drama "The Vow," which opened in February of this year.
Carolin serves on the board of directors of the Red Feather Development Group, a non- profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable housing on American Indian Reservations.
"Magic Mike" is his first produced feature-length screenplay.
HOWARD CUMMINGS (Production Designer) has a long-standing relationship with Steven Soderbergh, for whom he most recently designed the spy action thriller "Haywire." Cummings also designed for Soderbergh on the global pandemic thriller "Contagion" and on "The Underneath," a film noir heist.
Cummings has designed as well for "Magic Mike" producer Gregory Jacobs, for his direction of the genre thriller "Wind Chill."
He has collaborated with director Chris Columbus on three projects, the most recent being "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief," which followed his designs for the filmmaker's big-screen musical "Rent," and the romantic comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper."
Also a favorite of filmmaker David Koepp, for whom he designed "Ghost Town," "The Trigger Effect" and "Secret Window," Cummings has collaborated with a 'Who's Who' of esteemed directors on almost three dozen projects. His affiliations include such directors as Francis Ford Coppola, on "The Rainmaker"; Bryan Singer, on "The Usual Suspects"; Danny DeVito, on "Death to Smoochy" and "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"; Terry Zwigoff, on "Art School Confidential"; John Schlesinger, on "The Next Best Thing"; Bruce Beresford, on "Double Jeopardy"; Renny Harlin, on "The Long Kiss Goodnight"; and Alan Rudolph, on "Mortal Thoughts," among others.
His resume also includes the award-winning "The Spitfire Grill," the thriller "A Shock to the System" and "Signs of Life," a drama about a failed ship building business in Maine.
For the PBS American Playhouse Series, Cummings also designed several period dramas, including Lanford Wilson's "Lemon Sky," Horton Foote's "On Valentine's Day," Eudora Welty's "The Wide Net," Reynolds Price's "Private Contentment," and the miniseries "Three Sovereigns for Sarah" and "Roanoke." Cummings' other television credits include the acclaimed "Indictment: The McMartin Trial"; "A Dangerous Affair"; "The Stalking," "Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker," "Caught in the Act"; Forest Whitaker's directorial debut, "Strapped"; and "Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore."
Cummings graduated from New York University with an M.F.A. in scenic design.
CHRISTOPHER PETERSON (Costume Designer), whose work has been featured in film, television and theater, received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Costumes for a Series, for his work with John Dunn on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
Peterson first collaborated with Steven Soderbergh on "The Girlfriend Experience." His other motion picture credits include the recently released Jesse Peretz comedy "Our Idiot Brother," starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel, and the Stephen Frears' film "Lay the Favorite," starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall and Vince Vaughn, that premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, he designed for Marc Lawrence's "Did You Hear About the Morgans?," starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant, and Joel Schumacher's "Blood Creek."
The New York-based designer rose through the ranks as an assistant costume designer, working alongside some of the industry's most revered designers, including Sandy Powell on Martin Scorsese's "The Departed"; Janty Yates on Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" and "Body of Lies"; Lindy Hemming on Martin Campbell's "Edge of Darkness"; and Marit Allen on Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men" and "La Vie en Rose."
Over the course of many years, Peterson assisted Albert Wolsky extensively on Jonathan Demme's "The Manchurian Candidate," Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe," Sam Mendes' films "Jarhead" and "Road to Perdition," as well as Tony Gilroy's "Duplicity" and Wayne Wang's "Maid in Manhattan."
Peterson's notable television credits include the USA Network's series "Suits," and HBO's "Angels in America," on which he served as assistant designer to Ann Roth.
ALISON FAULK (Choreographer) has been featured on countless award shows and television series. Most recently she was supervising choreographer for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale World Tour and the 2011 Billboard Awards. She also co-choreographed, with Leo Moctezumas, P!NK's Funhouse World Tour, having previously collaborated with P!NK on her "I'm Not Dead" Tour.
Currently, she is the supervising choreographer for Madonna's 2012 World Tour.
Among Faulk's motion picture choreography credits are "B-Girl," "The Last Godfather," "Go For It!" and "Elektra Luxx." She has also appeared in the films "Honey 2," "Step Up Part 2," "You Got Served," "Along Came Polly," "American Beauty" and the first two "Austin Powers" films.
A proud member of the all-female hip hop crew The Beat Freaks, as well as the street dance company The Groovaloos, the South Florida native began dancing at age three and moved to Los Angeles at 19 to study on a Tremaine Scholarship and start a professional career. In addition to her studio training, Faulk learned partnering and street dance.
Faulk choreographed the music videos for Britney Spears' "Criminal;" Victoria Justice's "Beggin" and Hayden Panettiere's "Wake Up Call," among others, and was assistant choreographer on the last two Madonna tours: Sticky and Sweet and Confessions, as well as Miley Cyrus' Best of Both Worlds and Hannah Montana tours. In addition she has been a dancer on music videos for Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber and Mandy Moore.
For television, Faulk was choreographer on Nickelodeon's 2011 Kid's Choice Awards with Victoria Justice, CMT's "Your Chance to Dance" and the MTV series "Becoming," with Nelly Furtado, among others.