Magic Mike XXL has now officially started shooting (it actually began filming a few weeks ago but that was just preparatory work), and with that comes an official announcement including info on new cast members and a bit more info on the plot.
Channing Tatum, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias will all return, with some great names joining the ensemble for new roles, including Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan.
Here’s the new info on the plot: ‘Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.’
Gregory Jacobs is directing from a script by Tatum and Reid Carolin. It’ll be in cinemas July 2015.