Following on from the provocative first look at the film, which featured stars Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek, we now have the trailer and more context details for ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’.
First, though, some history: back in 2012, Steven Soderbergh directed Channing Tatum in ‘Magic Mike’, which told the story of Mike Lane (Tatum), a thirty-year old living in Tampa, Florida. By day he works as a roofer while at night, as Magic Mike, he is the star attraction of the Kings of Tampa, a group of male strippers.
Mike’s looking to quit the exotic dance game to start his own custom furniture design business, but he’s constantly unable to secure a bank loan. One night Adam (Alex Pettyfer), a teenaged workmate of Mike, follows him to the club and, when one of the acts is unable to go on, he is prevailed upon to strip; becoming a huge hit. However success goes to his head and his foolish actions not only threaten to jeopardize his sister Brooke’s (Cody Horn) relationship with Mike, but also Mike’s ambitions as well.
The movie, which also featured the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello, was a big success, earning more than $167 million worldwide from a $7 million budget.
Tatum and several of the cast (plus writer Reid Carolin, who appears in the original and is Tatum’s producing partner) returned for 2015’s ‘Magic Mike XXL’ in which a retired Mike agrees to help his old friends put on one last show, as the crew embark on a road trip to Myrtle Beach to perform at an exotic dance convention.
Soderbergh skipped that one, leaving the directorial duties to Gregory Jacobs. And though it still made money, it looked like that might be the last of the ‘Mike’ movies.
Yet after Tatum, Reid and some of the producers launched a wildly successful live stage version of the stripping show, all involved realized they might want to come back for a final round of oiled-up dancing.
And the new movie certainly takes some inspiration from the live shows.
With Soderbergh once more calling the shots, the story this time sees Mike taking to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and making ends meet with bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Hayek) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse… and an agenda all her own.
With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he – and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape – be able to pull it off?
The likes of Nancy Carroll, Caitlin Gerard, Gavin Spokes, Ayub Khan-Din and Christopher Bencomo are also in the cast for the movie, and ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ will be in theaters on February 10th.