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EXCLUSIVE: Soderbergh Says 'Magic Mike 2' Is 'Far Along,' Original Cast To Return


While promoting his upcoming Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra," premiering May 26 on HBO, director Steven Soderbergh dished some new details about a sequel every gal and gay man can't wait to toss their dollar bills at: "Magic Mike 2."

With "Magic Mike 2," have you thought about where you want the story to go?
We actually just had a meeting about it the other day. It's getting pretty far along. They've got a good idea. There were some stories and events that Channing (Tatum) lived through that we just couldn't fit in the first one. One of them is really hilarious and very cinematic idea that we kind of reluctantly didn't put in the first film because it was such a big idea you could build a whole film out of it - but we didn't want to build that film out of it. It's perfect for this, though.

How involved will you be?
I want to help; I have some propriety feelings about it obviously. I want to make sure it gets done and done well, so we meet every couple of weeks to talk about where it's going. But it's gonna be good. It's a good idea. It's not a retread. And there will be more time spent with the characters - all of them.

You're not gonna tell me the idea, are you?
Yeah, I don't want to share the details.

Is the original cast returning?
Oh yeah!

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