Magic Mike XXL hits Irish cinemas on Friday July 3rd. Last night saw the European premiere take to London’s Leicester Square, hosted by our very own Laura Whitmore. Stars in attendance included Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan, newcomers Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett Smith, Matt Bomer, The Saturday’s Una Foden and her fella Ben, Lady Victoria Hervey and many more. Perhaps influenced by the theme of the movie, there were questionable outfits aplenty on last night’s red carpet. Browse our gallery here of pics as you gear up for the movie release of the summer!
“Magic Mike XXL” reunites Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias, stars of the 2012 worldwide hit “Magic Mike.”
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Joining the returning cast, in brand new roles, are Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”), Donald Glover (“Community”), Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss (“Step Up Revolution”) and Michael Strahan (“Live with Kelly and Michael”), with Andie MacDowell (“Footloose”), Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” franchise), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”).
“Magic Mike XXL” is directed by Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”), who served as a producer on “Magic Mike,” as well as numerous features in a long-running collaboration with Steven Soderbergh. “Magic Mike XXL” is produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, with a screenplay by Carolin. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film, will executive produce. The creative filmmaking team includes production designer Howard Cummings and costume designer Christopher Peterson.
“Magic Mike XXL” is set for Irish release on July 3rd