February 2, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Dustin Milligan is the latest to join James Wan’s untitled supernatural thriller (previously working under “House of Horrors”), which begins lensing next week in Baton Rouge. Cody Horn joined the cast a couple of days ago, while Maria Bello and Frank Grillo have been set as the leads.
Wan wrote the thriller about a psychologist (Bello) and a police officer (Grillo) who investigate the deaths of five people who were killed attempting to summon a ghost, and the one person who managed to survive. Horn plays a ghost hunter, while Milligan plays a character named John, though no other details are available. Will Canon is directing.
Milligan starred opposite a pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart in a pair of films – “In the Land of Women” and “The Messengers” – and is probably most known for his series regular role on The CW’s reboot of “90120.”
January 31, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Magic Mike” and “End of Watch” star Cody Horn will play a ghost hunter in her next film, according to THR. Alan Horn’s daughter has signed on to join Maria Bello and Frank Grillo in “The Untitled James Wan Thriller” to be directed by Will Cannon.
Wan wrote the thriller about a psychologist (Bello) and a police officer (Grillo) who investigate the deaths of five people who were killed attempting to summon a ghost. Sounds like Horn’s ghost hunter character may be meeting a grim fate judging by that description (speculation, not spoiler). Filming begins next week in Baton Rouge.
Horn began acting in 2010 and became most known for a recurring role on season 8 of NBC series “The Office.” Last year she began popping up on the big screen, most notably as Alex Pettyfer’s older sister and Channing Tatum’s love interest in Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper sleeper hit “Magic Mike.” She also played a cop in David Ayer’s Jake Gyllenhaal-Michael Pena drama “End of Watch.”
April 18, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Channing Tatum strips down, waxes philosophical and tries to get the girl in the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated male stripper dramedy “Magic Mike.” Based on Tatum’s own adolescent experiences as a male stripper, the young wannabe stripper is played in the movie by Alex Pettfyer, though it’s clear the film belongs to Tatum’s titular character, Pettyfer’s mentor and an entrepreneur who has his hands in many businesses that deal in cash.
The footage is much more understated that we may have expected, with plenty of non-male-stripping moments between characters, particularly between Tatum and newcomer Cody Horn as Pettyfer’s older sister and obvious love interest to his mentor.
Tatum and Soderbergh are currently in the midst of their third collaboration, “Bitter Pill, in New York. Meanwhile, “Magic Mike” will open on June 29th. See the first trailer below.
December 29, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
We’ve seen a few on-set images of Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming stripper buddy comedy, “Magic Mike”, but now that we have the first official still, can we just say this is one film we’re definitely looking forward to next year?
Starring rising Hollywood stars including Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Bomer, Cody Horn and Riley Keough, the film is based on the teenage experiences of Tatum, who dabbled in the art of male stripping when he was 19.
Tatum plays the titular Magic Mike, who takes an inexperienced young dancer called The Kid (played by Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. Soderbergh was approached by Tatum after they worked together on “Haywire.” and he agreed to direct as he felt the story was one he had yet to see on the big screen.
“Magic Mike” is out on wide release on June 29th, 2012 and the full image is below.
September 8, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Steven Soderbergh’s newest project Magic Mike sure is rounding up an exciting cast of up and coming talent. With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Cody Horn, Riley Keough and Olivia Munn all signed on to star alongside Matthew McConaughey, THR has now reported that Wendi McLendon-Covey has joined the cast.
McLendon-Covey broke out in this year’s hit comedy, Bridesmaids, and is soon to star in the upcoming indie comedy Sleeping Around, and the Lionsgate ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Magic Mike is a true story based on the teenage experiences of male stripper Tatum. As we previously reported, Tatum plays the titular Magic Mike, who takes the young and inexperienced Pettyfer under his wing. McConaughey plays a former stripper turned club owner while Bomer is joined by Joe Manganiello as fellow strippers. Keough will be Pettyfer’s love interest while Horn, reportedly beating out bigger name actresses, will play Pettyfer’s older sister Paige who gets involved romantically with Tatum.
At the time of Horn’s casting, there was still another female character to be cast, another love interest for Tatum’s character named Amber. No word yet on whether Olivia Munn or McLendon-Covey will be taking on this part.
August 23, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Next Gen actress Cody Horn, daughter to legendary Warner Bros boss Alan Horn, has landed the female lead in Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper buddy flick “Magic Mike”, according to The Playlist. Horn follows Riley Keough as the second female to join the testosterone fueled cast, which includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello.
Tatum plays the titular Magic Mike, who takes the young and inexperienced Pettyfer under his wing. McConaughey plays a former stripper turned club owner while Bomer and Manganiello are strippers. Keough will be Pettyfer’s love interest while Horn, reportedly beating out bigger name actresses, will play Pettyfer’s older sister Paige who gets involved romantically with Tatum. There should be another female character to be cast, another love interest for Tatum’s character named Amber, previously reported to have been offered to Jessica Biel, who passed.
Horn began acting only one year ago, and has already been racking up an increasing number of roles, the most visible thus far for being a new addition to hit NBC series “The Office.” She’ll next be seen alongside Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan in teenage assassin thriller “Violet and Daisy” and also has a role in David Ayers’ currently-filming police drama “End of Watch” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.