Casting continues today for Magic Mike XXL, the upcoming sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 hit. According to Deadline, Amber Heard is the latest to claim a (reportedly major) role opposite Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Andie MacDowell and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Directed by Greg Jacobs, Magic Mike XXL features a screenplay by Reid Carolin and Tatum.
The sequel plot will revolve around our favorite male exotic dancers going to a strippers’ convention, and follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Magic Mike XXL is set to hit theaters July 1, 2015.
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