Joe Manganiello, perhaps best known for his role on HBO's True Blood, is crossing over into major motion picture territory in Magic Mike as stripper Big Dick Richie, whose special talent requires no explanation.
Alex Pettyfer, whose film credits include Beastly and I Am Number Four, portrays Adam, a directionless 19-year-old college football-scholarship dropout who joins the male dance revue at ladies’ nightspot Xquisite. A rookie, Adam is dubbed The Kid and proves a natural at pleasing the ladies.
One cranky member of the Academy's directors branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "'Gravity'? I've seen better things at planetariums," while Julia Roberts "was horrendous" and Meryl Streep gave "a bottom-drawer performance" in "August: Osage County." Read More