Looks like Valentine’s Day 2023 is gonna get… steamy. That is because Channing Tatum’s super-stripper alter ego, Mike Lane aka Magic Mike, is back for one last command performance.
A just-released trailer for the Steven Soderbergh-directed Magic Mike’s Last Dance premiered on Tuesday and teases a hot and heavy romantic — and business — partnership between the 42-year-old Tatum and latest leading lady, Salma Hayek. (Watch the trailer above.)
The 56-year-old Mexican actress inherits a job that was previously played by Westworld star Thandiwe Newton, who parted ways with the Magic Mike trilogy-capper early on in production. (Although the U.K. tabloid, The Sun, reported that Newton was fired after arguing with Tatum about Will Smith’s Oscar night behavior, a spokesperson for the actress dismissed those claims as “completely inaccurate.”)
Hayek plays Miami socialite Maxandra Mendoza, who clocks Tatum’s down-on-his-luck dancer while he’s bartending at one among the flowery parties she attends. The 2 bond over their thwarted dreams, and it is not long before Mike is showing off his magic moves in Maxandra’s bedroom. To say she’s impressed can be an understatement.
“You got here along and gave me this unexpected magical moment that made me remember who I actually was,” Mendoza says during some post-performance pillow talk. And he or she’s got a proposal for Mike that he has no intention of refusing. “Include me to London.”
Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek star within the trilogy capper, Magic Mike’s Last Dance. (Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
Before you possibly can say “high tea,” Mike and Maxandra have crossed the pond, and she or he’s got big plans for her favorite performer. Similar to Mickey Rooney, he’s gotta placed on a show! Gifting him a ragtag crew of fresh-faced dancers, his lover expects him to create a sensational stage production that “will wake [people] up with a wave of passion they’ve never felt before.”
Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment earlier this yr for his directorial debut, Dog, Tatum promised that he and Soderbergh are planning to send Magic Mike out with a bang. “It’s gonna be crazy,” he promised. “The gloves are coming off on this one, and it should be almost unrecognizable from the opposite two movies in an amazing way.”
It is also price noting that Magic Mike’s Last Dance began filming exactly ten years after the primary film became a breakout summer hit in 2012. Reminiscing about one among that movie’s most famous scenes — the “It’s Raining Men” dance number — Tatum said it was inspired by his own life. “That song was utilized in the opening variety of once I was actually stripping,” he remembers. “Within the movie, we were attempting to make it cooler than what it was in real life. It was probably traumatizing greater than it was cool!”
On Twitter, Magic Mike stans are making it clear that they’ve their Valentine’s Day plans set for next yr.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance premieres Feb. 10 in theaters