Donald Glover & Elizabeth Banks Fill Out the Cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'
by Ethan Anderton
September 29, 2014
The cast of Magic Mike XXL has already added some actresses with Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Amber Heard joining returning stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias. Now production has begun, and along with the announcement of principal photography, a few new cast members have been revealed along with an official synopsis for the sequel arriving next summer. Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Strahan will all have roles in the film that will be directed by Gregory Jacobs, producer of the first film. Read on!
As for the story, it will pick up in real-time, three years after the events of Magic Mike. After Channing Tatum bowed out of the male stripping business, it looks like the self-proclaimed Kings of Tampa are ready to give up too. But they're not going out without one final mind-blowing performance in Myrtle Beach, and that includes bringing back Magic Mike to share in the bittersweet goodbye. The boys hit the road to their final show, stopping along the way in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. This certainly sounds much different and maybe even a little more fun than the first film. Here's hoping there's some fun surprises when Magic Mike XXL arrives July 1st, 2015.