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LOCATING THE Real Magic Mike Competition Show Announced for HBO Max

Finding The Real Magic Mike competition show announced for HBO MaxHBO Max is diving into the Warner Bros. vault to expand its unscripted content as the streaming platform has ordered the new reality competition The Real Magic Mike to series, with film star Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh attached to executive produce and is expected to debut later this year.RELATED: The Lost City of D: Channing Tatum & Sandra Bullock-led rom-com sets 2022 release“From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop-culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,” Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out.”The exhilarating and sexy series will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes as 10 men who have ‘lost their magic’ will compete for the title. Like any competition show, participants will undergo a full-body evolution as they learn to perform spectacular routines and develop a new level of self-confidence through stripping. Many will think they have what it takes but only one man can be the Real Magic Mike. The winner will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the blockbuster Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.Click here to watch the Channing Tatum-led film!“Magic Mike is one of Warner Bros.’ most iconic franchises,” Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in a statement “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front-row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”Loosely based on Tatum’s early days as a stripper before making it in Hollywood, Magic Mike quickly became a box office hit in 2012 grossing over $167 million worldwide. After the release of Magic Mike XXL, Executive Producer Channing Tatum, along with founders Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin, Steven Soderbergh, Greg Jacobs and Nick Wechsler partnered with producer Vincent Marini to introduce audiences to the groundbreaking entertainment experience MAGIC MIKE LIVE. The live show has expanded internationally since it’s Vegas launch and has played to sold-out audiences in London, Berlin and Australia. Tickets are currently on sale for the recently announced 2022 UK Arena Tour.RELATED: New to Stream: HBO Max’s April 2021 highlightsA nationwide casting search for The Real Magic Mike is currently underway. In addition to Tatum and Soderbergh, the series will be executive produced by Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer, with Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television producing in association with Warner Horizon.

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    Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon Adds Belleau & More

    Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon Adds Belleau & More

    Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon adds Belleau & more

    Apple Original Films announced William Belleau ( The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ), Louis Cancelmi ( The Irishman ) and Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters Jason Isbell & Sturgill Simpson ( The Hunt ) have joined Martin Scorsese’s eagerly anticipated upcoming Apple TV+ drama, Killers of the Flower Moon , where they’ll appear alongside Academy-Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Wolf of Wall Street ).

    RELATED: Tantoo Cardinal & More Round Out Killers of the Flower Moon Indigenous Cast

    Killers of the Flower Moon is founded on David Grann’s highly praised best-seller of exactly the same name (pick it up here!) and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma, a string of brutal crimes that had become referred to as the Reign of Terror.

    The quartet of actors join DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart; Jesse Plemons ( Fargo ) as Tom White; Lily Gladstone ( Billions ) as Mollie Burkhart; Tantoo Cardinal ( Wind River ) as ‘Lizzie Q’ (Mollie’s mother); and Cara Jade Myers ( That is Us ), JaNae Collins ( Fukry ) and Jillian Dion ( Legion ) as Mollie’s sisters, Anna, Minnie and reta.

    Belleau shall come in the role of Henry Roan, an Osage rancher with close ties to the Burkhart family, while Cancelmi shall portray Kelsie Morrison, an area friend and hustler of DiCaprio’s Burkhart. Isbell, who makes his acting debut in the film, plays Bill Smith, an adversary of Ernest Burkhart; and Sturgill Simpson is defined to play infamous rodeo bootlegger and champion Henry Grammer.

    There is no reference to Robert De Niro in the news release, though it had been reported he would co-star as William Hale previously. His status in the film remains unconfirmed as of this right time.

    Scorsese will produce and direct Killers of the Flower Moon for Apple Studios from the screenplay by Eric Roth. Producing alongside Scorsese are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Bradley and Friedkin Thomas and Appian Way Productions.

    Killers of the Flower Moon  will mark Scorsese’s and DiCaprio seventh collaboration together after focusing on multiple Oscar-nominated and winning films you start with 2002’s  Gangs of NY  accompanied by 2004’s  The Aviator , that was the actor’s first Oscar-nominated performance with the director, 2006’s  The Departed , 2010’s  Shutter Island , 2013’s  The Wolf of Wall Street  and the 2015 short film  The Audition.

    RELATED: The Irishman’s Jesse Plemons Joins Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

    William Belleau was created in Williams Lake, British Columbia on Alkali Lake a little reservation also recognized to First Nations Secwepemc as “Esketemc” and contains appeared in a number of projects including  Blackway starring Anthony Hopkins, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse , The Killing , Netflix’s Frontier , Van Helsing  and  THE PERSON in the High Castle.  Cancelmi is well known for appearances in Boardwalk Empire best, Blue Bloods and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman , for which he earned high praise and national attention. Soon be observed in he’ll, The Eyes of Tammy Faye with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.

    Isbell has generated himself among the esteemed and celebrated songwriters of his generation via his songs that underline the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and brutal honesty sometimes, having broken through in 2013 with the release of “Southeastern.” His next two albums, “Something A LOT MORE THAN Free” (2015) and “The Nashville Sound” (2017), won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song. Isbell’s song “Maybe It’s Time” was featured in the 2019 reboot of A Star EXISTS .

    Sturgill Simpson was recently observed in Melina Matsoukas’s powerful film Queen and Slim for Universal Pictures and Makeready, and Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die , that he wrote and performed the theme song. Simpson made his acting debut in the CBS All Access series $1 from Jason Mosberg and Craig Zobel.

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