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Salma Hayek Replaces Thandiwe Newton in HBO Max Film – The Hollywood Reporter

Thandiwe Newton is leaving Magic Mike’s Final Dance, with Salma Hayek taking up her function within the Warner Bros. movie. Manufacturing had lately begun in London.

“Thandiwe Newton has made the troublesome determination to step away from the manufacturing of Warner Bros. Footage’ Magic Mike’s Final Dance to cope with household issues,” a Warners spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.

Magic Mike’s Final Dance will probably be premiering solely on HBO Max and can see Channing Tatum return as male stripper Mike Lane, a personality loosely primarily based on Tatum’s personal experiences as a stripper in Florida. Plot particulars usually are not but recognized for Final Dance, however the film is anticipated to wrap up the Magic Mike story.

The primary Magic Mike movie grossed $167 million on the field workplace and was adopted by the 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL. Each movies’ mixed world gross practically reached $300 million. The franchise additionally spawned a profitable stage present, Magic Mike Reside, which has had runs in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Australia.

Steven Soderbergh will return to the director’s chair, having stepped away for the 2015 sequel. Reid Carolin, who was behind the screenplays for the primary two Magic Mike movies, is returning to jot down.

Newton is at present on screens with Chris Pine in All of the Outdated Knives, and final yr appeared in Memory for Warner Bros. and her Westworld co-creator Lisa Pleasure. Hayek appeared in final yr’s Marvel Studios movie Eternals and Ridley Scott’s Home of Gucci and has a voice function within the upcoming animated characteristic Puss in Boots: The Final Want. She is repped by CAA, Administration 360 and Laird & Sobel.


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