Hollywood star Salma Hayek joins the cast of Channing Tatum’s new ‘Sorcery Mike’ spin-off, supplanting sole lead actress Thandiwe Newton.
“Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step back from developing Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Wizardry Mike’s Last Dance’ to manage family matters,” a studio representative told ‘Assortment’.
The movie is made only for HBO Max. Reid Carolin, who composed the first two films, returns as screenwriter. The film’s sole director, Steven Soderbergh, is once again in charge. The third part is meant to wrap an arc over all three.
The creation has just started in the United Kingdom, the head of “Sorcery Mike XXL”, Gregory Jacobs, delivers with Carolin, Nick Wechsler and Peter Kiernan.
In her February cover interview with “Assortment,” Tatum and Carolin indicated that the female lead position would be key to the spinoff’s plot.
“It’s really about a woman stuck in a terrible strip show like a Chippendales and then figuring out, ‘Why am I here? “, Carolin said at the time.
“And then Magic Mike comes down from the roof. She will descend into the deep, dark hole and ask: What do I really care about?
Tatum added that the person is “really amazing, practically more grounded than Mike…we’ve never done a conventional romantic tale, and this is anything but a typical romantic tale.”
The first two “Enchantment Mike” films grossed nearly $300 million across the film industry and spawned a live stage spectacle playing in urban communities such as London, Las Vegas, Berlin and Australia.