If you're one of the people who saw Magic Mike and didn't want it to end, you may be in luck! In a recent interview, Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum, revealed that a sequel to the hit male stripper film is in the works! That's double the grinding, thong wearing, and chiseled forms.
Yes, yes and yes! Tatum told Glamour U.K. We're working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.
Tatum didn't say whether the team from the initial film would be back and additional details have yet to emerge.
Since opening on June 29th, the film has earned a whopping $77 million domestically. Critics have praised the Stephen Soderbergh directed film for its surprising complexity and engaging narrative. Based on Channing's own experiences as an exotic dancer, Magic Mike stars some of the hottest men in Hollywood-Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello.
Channing also commented on the possibility of portraying Christian Grey in the film version of the steamy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. The actor said he'd be interested in taking on the role of the S&M loving billionaire on the condition that his wife, dancer/actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum be cast as Anastasia Steele, Christian's sexual submissive.
One: Yes. Two: I'd only be allowed if my wife was Ana. She's read the books so I don't think she'd be impressed if she couldn't be Ana!
Though casting 31-year-old Dewan-Tatum as 21-year-old Anastasia Steele would be a bit of a stretch, the couple demonstrated some serious chemistry in Step Up. The pair married in 2009 after meeting on the set of the dance flick in 2006.