Source: Magic Mike Director Steven Soderbergh Didn't Want to Deal With Lindsay Lohan

The Alex Pettyfer stripper flick almost was Lohan’s next picture, so why'd she lose out on the role? Plus, more abtastic deets

By Ted Casablanca, John Boone Aug 19, 2011 12:31 PMTags
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Lindsay Lohan knows her way around a stripper pole.

We're talking about her role in I Know Who Killed Me, of course (what'd you think we were talking about?), but she almost landed a part in another movie where people shake it for dollar bills—only this time she wouldn't have been on stage.

We're talking about Magic Mike, and sources tell us LiLo was thisclose to landing the part.


It went to model-turned-newbie actress Riley Keough (Elvis's granddaughter and Lisa Marie Presley's daughter, FYI).

"Riley was cast as the girl who dates Alex Pettyfer's character in the movie," sources close to the production tell us exclusively. "The character is trouble with a capital T, which Lindsay would have been perfect for."

So why did director Steven Soderbergh pass up LiLo for the role?

"He didn't want to deal with all that," our source spills. "Nobody wanted to go there."

Bummer. Looks like Linds is still looking for work. Anyone? Anyone?

On to sexier matters at hands, let's discuss the boys!

We're told one of the soon-to-be-strippin' gents is particularly into the role: Matthew McConaughey, duh.

MMcC plays a former dancer turned club owner who, we're told, says such career-inspiring things as, "I want you to go back and f—k that mirror like you mean it!" to his strutting employees.

Isn't that what they say on Dancing With the Stars all the time?

You can also expect abs galore.

"Matthew's working out like a fiend," we're promised. "All the guys are. None of them wants to be caught next to somebody with better abs."

Well, we like to hear that! Especially since some of ‘em will be baring it all.