The full cast for “Magic Mike XXL,” the upcoming sequel to “Magic Mike,” has been officially announced just as production gets underway
Despite reports to the contrary, Alex Pettyfer will NOT be returning for the follow-up. Warners has also confirmed news that Matthew McConaughey will also not be back.
However, six other cast members will be back – Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
The group will be joined by Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan.
There’s also a new synopsis out:
“Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, ‘Magic Mike XXL’ finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.”
“Magic Mike XXL” is set for release on Wednesday, July 1st 2015.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures