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Last week, Joe Manganiello was in New York City promoting Magnum Gold (?!) ice cream with the premiere of the Magnum-sponsored short film As Good As Gold at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Yes, he jokes, the man behind Magic Mike‘s Big Dick Richie shilling Magnum is “synergy.” See a photo from when he popped by the EW offices below.) But don’t worry, the actor’s still in top form filming the new season of HBO’s True Blood, which premieres June 16.
New showrunner Brian Buckner starts season 6 with a bang, Manganiello says. “He’s letting loose a lot of the things that he’s wanted to do the past few years and maybe didn’t get around to doing.” Last we saw Alcide, he’d just become the new pack master. “He’s in charge of this unruly group of werewolves, and it’s not the best job in the world. I’ll just say that,” the actor adds. Actually, we got a bit more out of him: Alcide will have more sex, he confirms. “Whether or not there are Hong Kong wires, I don’t want to give any of that away,” he says, laughing. “But we definitely get into some territory that hasn’t been covered yet on True Blood. I thought I’d done it all, seen it all, but they somehow found a way to top last year.”
Joe Manganiello’s famed physique has also inspired Simon & Schuster to ask him to write a fitness book that will be on shelves in time for the holidays. “It’s everything that we’ve forgotten that worked from, say, the 1800s and up, combined with everything we’ve learned about the body in the past century,” says Manganiello, who’ll also share personal stories of the obstacles he’s had to overcome. “It’s meant to stand on the shoulders of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.” Thanks to the friendship Manganiello and Schwarzenegger developed while filming David Ayer’s gritty film Ten last year, Schwarzenegger agreed to write the forward for the book.
Joe is set to star in Tumbledown with an amazing cast of actors:
Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne will star in the romantic comedy Tumbledown, which Sean Mewshaw is directing from an original screenplay by Desi Van Til.
Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner, Michael McKean and Beau Bridges also will star in the film.
Byrne will play a young widow who falls for a New York writer, played by Sudeikis. He comes to her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the death of her husband, a folk singer.
The production, which will begin filming in October in Vancouver, will be produced by Kristin Hahn of Indigo Films and Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand of Bron Studios.
Mewshaw and Van Til, who are managed by Anonymous Content, are making their feature directing and screenwriting debuts. They collaborated on the short film Last Night, based on a James Salter story and starring Frances McDormand, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Van Til is now writing a comedy script for Warners called Married Off that is based on an original pitch.
Sudeikis, a regular on Saturday Night Live, stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming We’re the Millers.
Byrne, whose credits include Bridesmaids and the TV series Damages, will soon be seen in I Give It a Year and The Internship.