EXCLUSIVE: Magic Mike XXL star Joe Manganiello has just joined Paul Reubens in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, the road movie that’s underway for Netflix. They’d been keeping this under wraps, but Manganiello started work today. In the pic-written by Reubens and Paul Rust, Pee-wee takes his first holiday, the journey of a lifetime in an epic story of friendship and destiny. Production began last month and the film premieres exclusive in all Netflix territories. Judd Apatow and Reubens worked together to bring the project to fruition and Apatow is producing the film with Reubens. John Lee is making his feature film directorial debut.
Said Reubens (as Pee-wee): “Joe’s already my friend – and he’s tremendously talented and a terrific person. I am so glad we are finally going to get to work together. This totally makes up for being cut out of Magic Mike and Magic Mike 2!”
Said Mangianello: “Paul Reubens is one of the great comic geniuses of our time. Growing up, my Saturday mornings were all about Pee-wee Herman. I saw everything he did. I can’t believe that I’m going to get to share scenes with one of the iconic figures of my childhood.”
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