Magic Mike’s new friends

September 30, 2014 15:24:56 Posted at September 30, 2014 15:24:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A quick programming note: there was a major delay on the subway this morning and I had that appointment at the eye clinic (I’m a good candidate for laser eye surgery) and so I’m just trying to catch up between preparing for The Social which goes live in a couple of hours. 

Going to hit you up with a few quick posts and photos and then focus on heavier analysis – including George Clooney’s wedding details – later on this afternoon. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Here’s Channing Tatum on the set of Magic Mike 2 yesterday in Savannah, Georgia. It was also announced yesterday that, like Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer will NOT be back for the sequel, though not for the same reasons. McConaughey is an Oscar winner. Pettyfer is… well… Pettyfer.

Instead, joining Channing alongside Matt Bomer and Joe Meatball, are Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Elizabeth Banks, and Johnny Depp’s fiancée, Amber Heard who apparently wants to finally be in a movie that people will actually see.

But the most exciting name on the list…?

Donald Glover!

The Childish Gambino!

In a movie about strippers?

OK. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’m not sure if Channing could carry Magic Mike 2 on his own, and that McConaughey’s absence will be a big gap to fill. It looks like they realised that too. And so they’re filling it with volume. Which… kinda makes McConaughey look that much more valuable.

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