Salma Hayek to star alongside Channing Tatum in new ‘Magic Mike’
Salma Hayek will join the cast of the movie “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” , the third installment of the famous saga starring Channing Tatum.
The Mexican-American actress will take on the role that Thandiwe Newton was going to play, who had to leave the production, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Warner Bros. Pictures studio.
Few details of the tape are known, beyond the fact that Tatum will return to the role of “stripper” that gave him fame in “Magic Mike” (2012) .
That first installment became an international phenomenon by telling the story of a group of exotic dancers with statuesque bodies that drive Florida audiences crazy and was based on Tatum’s personal experiences.
The new film will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, who was already in charge of the first film but for the second, “Magic Mike XXl” , delegated the role of director to Gregory Jacobs.
Both installments raised nearly 300 million dollars worldwide and, as a result of their success in theaters, a live show was released, based on the plot of the film, which started in Las Vegas in 2017 and has visited cities like London and Berlin.
“We are thrilled to be doing business again with Channing, Steven and their creative team to bring back Magic Mike and his combination of dance, drama, romance and humor ,” Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros, said in a statement confirming the project. last November.
Despite the fact that the original film and its sequel worked in theaters, Warner Bros. plans to release this third film on the HBO Max television platform.