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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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    Exclusive: Bruce Dern Reflects on Family Plot’s 45th Anniversary

    Exclusive: Bruce Dern reflects on Family Plot’s 45th anniversaryOscar and Golden Globe nominee Bruce Dern has a number of iconic titles on his filmography across his 60-plus-year career and while chatting with the star for the indie dramedy Last Call, ComingSoon.net looked back to the past with Dern to reflect on Alfred Hitchcock’s comedic thriller Family Plot for its 45th anniversary!RELATED: CS Interview: Bruce Dern Talks Last Call, Nebraska and More!Prior to starring in the 1976 film, Dern had worked with Hitchcock on two episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and as the sailor in Marnie whom the central mother and daughter “beat to death with a fire poker” that instituted the titular character’s fear of the color red. When coming on to the film, Dern was originally set to star alongside Roy Thinnes in the role of jeweler Arthur Adamson, to which Dern was excited at the prospect given Thinnes’ stardom at the time, though was surprised to learn about his being replaced by William Devane part of the way through shooting.“I had a history with Hitchcock, so he hired me and we went to work and I didn’t know Roy, Roy was pretty big stuff to me, because he had his own TV series, he was above the title on a movie he’d done,” Dern explained. “But I was there with my partner, Barbara Harris, and I came to work on a Monday and Bill Devane was there. I made a point to sit next to Hitch every single day, for 52 days, and he invited me, he said, ‘Why don’t you pull up your chair over here?’ I took my chair, I walked over to him and said I’m not gonna miss this opportunity. He said ‘It’s quite alright, Bruce, I welcome you.’ I said, ‘What’s going on?’ He said, ‘Well, I don’t think Roy was having a very nice time,’ and that was the end of the discussion.”Click here to rent or purchase Family Plot and the 1972 novel the film is based on!A sudden casting decision aside, Dern recalls nothing but having a good time working on the thriller with Hitchcock and his cast and crew, looking back at two key situations that he felt pointed to the filmmaker’s legendary talent in the director’s chair.“At the end of the first day of shooting, he asked the first assistant, he said, ‘I would like to have a word with my crew if you please,'” Dern remembered. “So he sat in the little director’s chair and when he got up out of the little director’s chair, his girth was so big that his waist was sticking out of the arm holes on the side, so the chair went with him and he took about two steps and realized, he never turned, but he said to me, ‘A hand please, Bruce.’ So I grabbed the legs of the chair and he walked out of the chair, because their legs were very low to the ground. He walked onto the apron of the set, and he said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I said thank you for a rather remarkable first day.’ He walked around the set and thanked 77 crew members, personally, shaking their hands and knowing their first names. The other thing that he did was he said I had a shot where I had to walk into a county recorders office looking for information on this Mrs. Rainbird, who’s the lady we’re looking for. So I have to go into the recording office, and as I go to the door, Hitchcock says to the cameraman, ‘What I’d like is I’d like Bruce, as he approaches the door, to only have half his face lit.’ So we did the shot, when the shot was over, he leaned back in his chair, cupped his hands and talked to a guy on a follow spot, which was on me 40 feet in the air. He said, ‘Leonard, are you right handed or left?’ He said, ‘Well, Mr Hitchcock, I’m right handed.’ He said, ‘Well, I wonder if in this particular take of Bruce, you might use your left hand on your flap and that way you won’t cover his face so quickly.’ He did it, he printed it and it was exactly right, the weaker hand worked more.”RELATED: CS Interview: Cathy Moriarty on But I’m A Cheerleader 20th AnniversaryBased on Victor Canning’s 1972 novel The Rainbird Pattern, the story centers on two couples, a fake psychic and her cab-driving boyfriend and a pair of professional thieves and kidnappers as their lives come into conflict during the search for a missing heir. Alongside Dern, Harris and Devane, the cast for the film included Karen Black, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ed Lauter, Katherine Helmond and Nicholas Colasanto.Making its debut at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Hitchcock’s final film received rave reviews from critics and saw Harris land a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film.

    Exclusive: Godzilla’s Michael Dougherty to Direct Nightbreed Series!

    Exclusive: Godzilla’s Michael Dougherty to direct Nightbreed Series! While chatting with the iconic horror author and director for the upcoming adaptation of his legendary Books of Blood, ComingSoon.net learned from Clive Barker that the in-development series adaptation of Nightbreed is set to feature Trick ‘r Treat‘s Michael Dougherty as director! RELATED: Hulu’s Books of Blood Trailer: All Stories End Here When reflecting on the 30th anniversary of his original film adaptation of his 1988 novel Cabal, Barker confirmed that he is indeed making progress on the series, currently writing “the bible” for the world of the titular group, and that he’s excited to be working with the Godzilla: King of the Monsters director on the project, as well as on the series adaptation of Hellraiser at HBO on which Dougherty is a writer and executive producer. “It’s exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who’s still speaking to me, who wants their story told,” Barker brightly expressed. “My tongue isn’t in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece, it’s listening. The writing is a piece of listening, I’ve always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears.” Click here to purchase the Shout Factory Director’s Cut of Barker’s 1990 cult classic!  Barker wrote and directed the film adaptation of his work but, at the time of its release, it was considered a box office failure. In recent decades, the film has since attained a cult status among dark fantasy and horror fans alike. RELATED: Exclusive: Lin Shaye Talks Status of Insidious Franchise & Possible Return Nightbreed follows a group of underground half-human/half-monsters seeking to find a new refuge and home after their original hiding place is destroyed. Leading these efforts is a recently turned reluctant hero who not only is adjusting to his new supernatural status but also is dealing with the grief and mystery surrounding the death of his fiancée. Will this group band together despite being hunted and persecuted by humans who find their “otherness” to be frightening? Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall will be executive producing the planned series. Barker and Mark Miller of Seraphim Films will also be executive producing. Books of Blood, co-written by Barker, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and directed by Braga, is set to debut on Hulu on October 7!

    Exclusive: Lin Shaye Talks Status of Insidious Franchise & Possible Return

    Exclusive: Lin Shaye talks status of Insidious franchise & possible return While chatting with the star for her upcoming film The Call in which she stars alongside fellow horror genre icon Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), ComingSoon.net explored the state of the Insidious franchise and the possibility of her return for a fifth installment in the Leigh Whannell-penned series. RELATED: Patrick Wilson Open to Returning for Insidious 5 Word first began circling last year that Whannell (The Invisible Man), James Wan (Aquaman) and producer Jason Blum were in talks about developing a new story for the series and after expressing doubt earlier this year as to her potential return, Shaye confirms that she’s not heard word about another film, though chalks it up more to the state of the world than a disinterest in the franchise. “I think everybody is so preoccupied with the horror of our own society, we’re in a horror film right now of sorts,” Shaye laughed. “There was some thought at one point that James had about another Insidious, but I’ve heard nothing. I think everybody’s preoccupied. I’m good with whatever, if we come back, I’m in The Further this time, so that will be different.” Click here to purchase the 2010 original hit film! Though her time may or may not be at an end for the box office hit franchise, the 76-year-old expressed she felt “honored” the lengths at which Whannell, Wan and The Last Key director Adam Robitel went to explore her paranormal investigating Elise and that she’s ready to continue if everyone else is. “It was a really beautiful arc for me to find as the character and in the storyline,” Shaye warmly described. “Right now it’s all about The Call and I hope Insidious has provided me with a beautiful frame work to remember right now. Now it’s in my memory and I would love it if there was another one, of course, but we’ll see.” RELATED: Enter ComingSoon’s The Pale Door Giveaway from RLJE Films & Shudder! The first film hit theaters in April 2011 and was a major success, earning generally positive reviews from critics and audiences and scaring up just under $100 million at the box office. Its success not only helped revive Wan’s and writer Leigh Whannell’s careers but also helped Blumhouse Productions continue their rise to its current mammoth status of box office champion. The Call is set to hit select drive-ins and theaters on October 2 and tickets can be purchased here!

    Exclusive: Aya Cash Teases What’s ahead in Season 2 of The Boys

    Exclusive: Aya Cash teases what’s to come in season 2 of The Boys While chatting with the You’re the Worst alum for her role in the upcoming horror-comedy Scare Me, ComingSoon.net got to explore The Boys‘ second season a bit deeper with Aya Cash as well as what’s to come from her chilling villain Stormfront! RELATED: Amazon Orders Spin-Off of Superhero Hit The Boys! With six of the eight episodes currently airing and audiences finally starting to see Stormfront’s true colors, Cash feels “grateful” that the season is far enough along that she can finally exhale and talk a bit more about the secretive nature behind her menacing character. “At the beginning in the first three episodes, the cliffhanger is very intense and the switch feels so drastic and is so disgusting and upsetting who she actually is that I’m glad we’re a little further past that so we can have better conversations around it,” Cash expressed. “I’m really looking forward to it all being out so that we can talk about it, because there are Stormfronts in this world, there is a literal Stormfront in this world, and I do think the conversations need to be had around it, so I’m looking to not having partial conversations but being able to look at it fully.” In addition to the introduction of her character, one of the major changes coming in to the second season has been the decision to release the episodes in a weekly format rather than the typical streaming plan of debuting it all at once and it has split audiences, with some arguing decrying their inability to binge it all at once while others are showing appreciation for being left wanting more. Though she also finds herself going “back and forth,” Cash ultimately sees the better in the model as outweighing some of the bad. “With those first three episodes coming out and the cliffhanger everyone’s going, ‘What?!’ and having to sit with it for a week, but that’s also a good thing because we should be thinking about these things quicker than the passing moment,” Cash stated. “I think what this season is trying to deal with, in terms of white supremacy, is not a conversation you should think about for a weekend after you binge, it’s something you should be continuing to have. Obviously The Boys is not the only conversation about this happening right now, but it’s helpful to have time to have that discussion. As an actor, it was really hard because I want to answer all the questions, I want to say, ‘Don’t worry, this will happen’ or ‘This is going to explain this,’ she is a bad guy, this is not us saying, ‘Whoops she said something stupid,’ this was done with intention. I think a little time is nice in this rapid-fire time and because of the pandemic and the way people are watching, let’s draw it out a little bit so that people can enjoy it for a longer time.” Click here to catch up on the second season of The Boys! Though still having to keep many of the plot details for the remaining two episodes close to the belt, Cash did tease that audiences are in for one specific treat with Stormfront in the coming weeks. “I think you’ll see — there is one of the best fight scenes coming up,” Cash excitedly revealed. “There’s been trailers that have little tiny clips of it so that’s not a spoiler, but there’s a huge fight coming to Stormfront.” In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia. The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame. RELATED: Shawn Ashmore Offers First Look at The Boys’ Lamplighter The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Season 1 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, with the first six episodes available to stream now! Scare Me is set to debut on Shudder on October 1!

    Exclusive: Jai Courtney Teases Team Dynamic in The Suicide Squad

    Exclusive: Jai Courtney teases team dynamic in The Suicide Squad While chatting with the 34-year-old star for his villainous turn in the Liam Neeson-led action thriller Honest Thief, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Jai Courtney about the highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad and discuss the new team dynamic in the James Gunn written-and-directed action pic! RELATED: Peacemaker: The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series Coming to HBO Max! Despite having the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker take over the reins from original writer/director David Ayer (The Tax Collector), Courtney notes there wasn’t much of a different mindset coming into his return as the infamous Flash villain. “Probably because there was so much that had been established already and I think James knew that coming in, even though he’s doing his own thing with the film,” Courtney explained. “I don’t feel like anyone felt the need to abandon what we had kind of already established, but he’s definitely the same guy, he’s not a dramatically different Boomerang. It’s just that the backdrop is a little different and there’s a whole bunch more people, so it’s going to have its own feeling and flavor about it, but people are going to have just as much fun with it and we had a great time making it.” While joking that he doesn’t believe “Captain Boomerang will ever learn how to play nice with others” and that makes up for “part of his charm” and his status as a “liability” for the team, Courtney does express that there will be a new team dynamic coming into the soft reboot-quel, but stating it’s a “natural” thing for continuing franchises. “It would have changed if it was the same group of people, same filmmaker or same outfits carrying on,” Courtney described. “I’ve made movies like this before where you go back and do a sequel, for instance when we did Divergent, the rule book is different, the narrative changes, everyone’s in a different part of their lives and all of that influences your experience in production. I don’t think anyone was disappointed or more excited, they kind of know that the dynamic was going to be a bit different with the crew no matter the case, but I got to meet some amazing talent that I hadn’t worked before and there are so many people in this that just kill it and do an absolutely fantastic job and have a lot of fun. It’s cool, I’m pumped for it and I hope it’s a huge success.” The Suicide Squad cast includes: John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie. As we already know, Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba will play Bloodsport, Mayling NG will play Mongal, Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, Alice Braga will play Solsoria, Pete Davidson will play Blackguard, Natha Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will play Weasel, John Cena will play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark. RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984 DC FanDome Trailer Reveals Cheetah! The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Charles Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie. The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021 while Honest Thief is set to hit theaters on October 16!

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