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‘Magic Mike’ to get the last word at Los Angeles Film Festival in June

LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled its lineup of movies and its closing night film, Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike,” for the 10-day event in Hollywood’s hometown that annually lures some of the world’s top filmmakers.

“Magic Mike,” a comedy loosely based on actor Channing Tatum’s days working as a male stripper, joins nearly 200 other movies, short films and videos with a wide range of subjects made by first-time filmmakers and veterans such as Woody Allen, whose new “To Rome With Love” will open the festival on June 14.

“We’re very excited about our opening and closing nights, from Woody Allen to Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike,’” artistic director David Ansen told Reuters. “I think we’ve got some really dynamite-big movies and some amazing galas.”

Also having its world premiere is screenwriter Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut, “People Like Us” in which Chris Pine stars as a fast-talking salesman who must fulfill his estranged father’s dying wish.Reuters
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