By John Young
Updated May 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Magic Mike

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  • Movie

Having decided that its program could use a few more thongs, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced today that Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper drama Magic Mike — starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and a bunch of other guys who look pretty darn good with their shirts off — will have its world premiere as the festival’s closing-night selection.

The festival, now in its 18th year, also unveiled the rest of its line-up. Among the notable movies featured are Woody Allen’s ensemble comedy To Rome With Love (making its North American premiere as the opening-night film), the apocalyptic Steve Carell-Keira Knightley comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (world premiere), the Chris Pine-Elizabeth Banks drama People Like Us (world premiere), and Sundance holdovers including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Robot & Frank.

The Los Angeles Film Festival runs June 14-24 at the L.A. Live complex in downtown L.A.

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Magic Mike

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  • Movie
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  • R
runtime
  • 112 minutes
director
  • Steven Soderbergh

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