Channing Tatum Reveals Writing Underway for MAGIC MIKE Sequel
Channing Tatum, whose voice can currently be heard in the hit animated film THE LEGO MOVIE, turned to Twitter yesterday to reveal that he has begun writing the script to the semi-autobiographical sequel to 2012's MAGIC MIKE.
"What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe," the actor tweeted yesterday under a photo of himself donning an old-fashioned fedora.
The original film MAGIC MIKE, hit theaters in 2012 and earned a whopping $114 million at the box office. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Reid Carolin, screenwriter for the new film, is currently working on a 'spin-off' of the movie, which he plans to bring to Broadway as a new musical. "We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story, more of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it's the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show."
Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike starred Tatum alongside Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello and centered on a rebellious 19-year-old kid (Pettyfer) looking for independence from his family. He meets Magic Mike (Tatum), who seems like the perfect role model- he's got a nice car, a nice apartment, and a seemingly endless supply of women. He also happens to be a male stripper.
Tatum will next be seen on the big screen in Bennett Miller's drama Foxcatcher, as well as a 21 Jump Street sequel and the Wachowski's sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending.