Channing Tatum hopeful about Magic Mike hype

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Dear John is a romantic drama starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Lasse Hallström, the film is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name. It depicts the life of a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) after she falls in love with a soldier (Channing Tatum) during the war.
March 15th, 2012

Channing Tatum ''hopes'' stripper movie 'Magic Mike' lives up to ''the hype''.

The movie - which tells the tale of a man who mentors younger guys in the art of male stripping - stars Channing in a lead role, and although he admits it is ''looking good'' he is nervous about how it will turn out with the audience.

He told CraveOnline.com: ''I've seen 'Magic Mike'. Obviously I'm financing and producing it so I've seen a bunch of cuts. So we're working on it.

''It's looking good. Hopefully, I hope it's living up to the hype. It's got a lot of buzz so I'm just hoping people like it. It's a crazy movie.''

Channing - who stars alongside Alex Pettyfer in the movie - has previously claimed he is not ''the best actor'' but hopes people will start to see him in better roles.

He said: ''You gotta do the 'Dear Johns'. You gotta do 'The Vow'.

''I'm conscious about why I did those parts, those movies. I wanted to learn from Rachel McAdams on 'The Vow'.

''I wanted to learn from Lasse Hallstrom on 'Dear John' - he did 'The Cider House Rules' and 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. I didn't go to acting school, so my knowledge of story, filmmaking, and character comes from just being on set and doing it.

''I know I'm not the best actor. But I hope my characters are getting better.''