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Exclusive: Greg Jacobs Will Direct Channing Tatum And Co. In 'Magic Mike' Sequel, Title Revealed

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist March 28, 2014 at 5:00PM

Hot on the heels of Joe Manganiello's informal announcement that the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" will shoot this fall, new details about the stripper dramedy have emerged. "I think they’re going to announce it soon," the actor said. And he's right.
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Hot on the heels of Joe Manganiello's informal announcement that the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" will shoot this fall, new details about the stripper dramedy have emerged. "I think they’re going to announce it soon," the actor said. And he's right.

While potential helmers to take over the directing chair for the sequel included star and original co-writer Channing Tatum and co-writer/producer Reid Carolin, sources close to the camp tell The Playlist that a filmmaker has been found: Greg Jacobs. And that the title of the sequel will be "Magic Mike XXL." Look for an “official announcement” soon, but the team behind the movie has decided on their man.

With Soderbergh remaining as an executive producer on the project, Jacobs' name comes as little surprise—he’s been the director’s right hand man and creative partner for decades. He's been Soderbergh's first AD since "King Of The Hill," acted as a producer on most of his films since "Full Frontal," and routinely performs both gigs (he was one of the producers and first AD on "Magic Mike" for example, and is an exec. producer on Soderbergh's upcoming Cinemax series "The Knick" as well). Suffice it to say, the move is keeping "Magic Mike" in house with a key member of the original team.

Jacobs directed "Criminal," the U.S. remake of Argentina's "Nine Queens" in 2004, and "Wind Chill" starring Emily Blunt in 2007. Amazon Studios recently announced "Red Oaks," a single-camera comedy that Jacobs created, wrote and is executive producing. He would have directed it himself, but with the “Magic Mike” sequel on the horizon, the reins for the pilot have been handed over to David Gordon Green, who almost directed the Soderbergh-produced adaptation of “A Confederacy Of Dunces” back in the mid-aughts before the project fell apart (see our 25 Greatest Films Never Made feature).

Most of the original stripper cast for "Magic Mike" are expected to return for the sequel, but no deals are in place and it's possible some characters are being written out of part two.

This article is related to: Magic Mike XXL, Greg Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh


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