'Bridesmaids' Actress Signs on for 'Magic Mike'

3:50 PM PST 09/06/2011 by Jay A. Fernandez
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey has been cast in Steven Soderbergh's drama about male strippers.

Wendi McLendon-Covey has joined the cast of director Steven Soderbergh's next project, Magic Mike.

The drama, which is based on the teenage experiences of actor Channing Tatum, takes place in the world of male strippers. Tatum, Matthew McConaugheyAlex PettyferMatt BomerCody HornRiley Keough and comedian Gabriel Iglesias make up much of the main cast. The story follows a veteran stripper's attempts to educate a rookie over a summer.

Tatum, Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and the film's screenwriter, Reid Carolin, are producing.

McLendon-Covey, who is repped by John Carrabino Management, has appeared on CBS's Rules of Engagement, Comedy Central's Reno: 911 and Lifetime's Lovespring International. In film, she most recently appeared in Bridesmaids, and she has upcoming roles in the indie comedy Sleeping Around and the Lionsgate ensemble comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting.

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