Channing Tatum is back in the rip-away chaps for the third installment of the stripper flick Magic Mike.
Page Six reports that Tatum will team with director Steven Soderbergh to release the dramedy, set to premiere exclusively on HBO Max.
“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” follows the movie series’ 2015 sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” with Tatum reprising his role as stripper Mike Lane.
He shared a photo of the third film’s script title page on Monday, revealing the movie’s title and screenwriter. “Well world, looks like Mike Lane’s tapping back in. @hbomax,” the “Step Up” actor tweeted.
“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of ‘Magic Mike’ with Steven, [‘Magic Mike’ director] Greg [Jacobs], Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max. The stripperverse will never be the same,”
Soderbergh added in the statement,
“As soon as I saw what Channing, Reid and the ‘Magic Mike’ choreographic team did with the live show, I said we have to make another movie. Mike Lane’s dream of connecting people through dance must be realized.”
The news comes just as HBO Max announced a Magic Mike-themed reality show. “Finding Magic Mike,” which premieres Dec. 16, and will follow 10 men who have “lost their magic” and put them through a hardcore “Magic Mike” boot camp. The men will learn and perform dance routines and compete for a cash price and a chance to perform on the “Magic Mike Live” stage in Las Vegas.