Salma Hayek has joined the cast of Magic Mike’s Last Dance, replacing Thandiwe Newton, who has stepped away from the project.  A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said in a statement: “Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.”

Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third in the series franchise, is currently in production in London. The third film will premiere on HBO Max, once again starring Channing Tatum in the titular role. Steven Soderbergh is returning to direct, based off a script by Reid Carolyn.

The first two films — Magic Mike (2012) and Magic Mike XXL (2015) grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, and inspired the stage show ‘Magic Mike Live,’ which was launched in 2017.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/magic-mike-3-thandiwe-newton-salma-hayek-channing-tatum-1235232114/

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