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First Official Image of 'Magic Mike' Sees Hunky Strippers Showing Off Guns

December 26, 2011 (3:00 am) GMT
The freshly released photo from the Steven Soderbergh-directed dramedy features Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum in wifebeater and a shirtless Matthew McConaughey.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official image for Steven Soderbergh's male stripper dramedy "". The fresh photo features , , and . While the first three three show off their guns in sleeveless white shirts and army pants, McConaughey flaunts his ripped abs by going shirtless.

In the movie, Tatum plays Mike Martingano who takes a young dancer called the Kid under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women and making easy money. Pettyfer tackles the part of the Kid, while Manganiello and McConaughey play Big Dick Richie and the veteran Dallas respectively.

The story is based on Tatum's real life experience as a stripper when he was 19 years old. Back in April, director Soderbegh opened up about what made him decide to helm the film. He told Collider, "When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I've ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It's sexy, funny and shocking. We're using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we're on the right track."

To open in the U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, "Magic Mike" is also supported by , Matt Bomer, and . Soderbergh will direct the film from a screenplay written by Reid Carolin.

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