Based on Channing Tatum's own experience as a stripper, the last installment of the Magic Mike franchise is all set to release in 2023.
One of the most anticipated movies of the 2023 Magic Mike sequel is all set to release. What started out in 2012 with a low-budget movie is one of the most talked about franchises now. Based on Channing Tatum's own experience as a stripper in Tampa, Florida the story followed Mike played by Channing Tatum, an exotic dancer, who takes on a younger performer and teaches him how to make money, party, and also how to pick up women. Here's everything we know so far about Magic Mike's Last Dance.
Magic Mike's Last Dance will be distributed in the US by Warner Bros on February 10th, 2023. The film was originally intended to be released directly on HBO Max, but in September it was announced that it would see a theatrical release. But it will eventually land on HBO Max. The first two movies of the series are already available for you to watch on HBO Max.
Plot details remained a secret until very recently with Tatum describing it as a "fish-out-of-water story". The film will be about a woman stuck at a tacky strip show who is saved by Mike. The film opens with Mike in a dire situation because of a bad business deal. Upon meeting a wealthy socialite, he bags an opportunity to return to the stage in London for what he believes is his last hurrah. Mike is oblivious to the fact that this wealthy woman has an agenda of her own.
The film is written by Reid Carolin. Carolin has spent his entire career collaborating with Tatum. His first writing credit on a film was for Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. The director of Magic Mike's Last Dance is Steven Soderbergh. He won an Oscar for directing the drama about the War on Drugs, Traffic. Soderbergh is also the man behind the commercial success of Contagion.
The cast doesn't include regulars like Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello but the new additions are here to compensate. In the titular role, Channing Tatum returns as Mike. Starring alongside him as his lover and bankroller is Salma Hayek. Thandiwe Newton was initially cast in Hayek's role but she left due to some personal affairs. Other cast members include Caitlin Gerard, Ayub Khan Din, and Gavin Spokes.
The title is pretty self-explanatory. Magic Mike's Last Dance is indeed Tatum's farewell to his semi-autobiographical stripper persona after more than a decade.
Yes, the trailer was unveiled on November 15th. You can watch the trailer here...
Here's the teaser Poster for the movie...