Magic Mike 2 has a Title and Director. The sequel film to Magic Mike has been given the official title of Magic Mike XXL by Lionsgate and has also been assigned a new director. Steven Soderbergh will not been in the director’s chair this time around though many of the main cast members from the original film may reprise their roles. The film’s director is Gregory Jacobs, “who served as Steven Soderbergh‘s first assistant director on the first Magic Mike.”
On Gregory Jacobs’ film past:
He’s worked closely with Soderbergh for about two decades, since 1993’s King of the Hill…Jacobs has directed two pictures previously, 2004’s Criminal and 2007’s Wind Chill. Additionally, he has a single-camera comedy in the works from Amazon Studios titled Red Oaks
On the original Magic Mike:
Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping, guided by Mike Lane, who has been in the business for six years.
The film is loosely based on the experiences of Tatum, who was an 18-year-old stripper in Tampa, Florida. Magic Mike was filmed in Los Angeles and Tampa. It premiered as the closing film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24, 2012, and was widely released by Warner Bros. on June 29, 2012. The film received positive reviews upon its release and was a box-office success.
Magic Mike XXL is rumored to begin shooting this fall but no release date for the film has been set yet.
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