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'Magic Mike' Sequel Gets Title and Director

March 29, 2014 (1:37 am) GMT
The project will reportedly be titled 'Magic Mike XXL' and taps Greg Jacobs to serve as a helmer.

More information on the upcoming "" sequel which is expected to begin production this fall has just arrived. The Paylist learns that the second movie will be called "" and Greg Jacobs has been tapped to serve behind the lens.

Jacobs is a frequent creative partner of Steven Soderbergh who directed the first film. Jacobs previously became one of the producers for the 2012 drama comedy. Now with he sitting on the directing seat, Soderbergh will assist him as an executive producer.

Co-writer/producer Reid Carolin from the first film also returns for the follow-up with involved in the scriptwriting, while is among the returning cast. The second movie is expected to pick up where the first one left off.

"It will be a road-trip movie, and it will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama," Tatum once said. "The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going to swing for the fences."

The first film was loosely based on Tatum's experience as a young male stripper. It starred such hunks as , , and , in addition to Tatum and Manganiello. It bagged $167 million worldwide against a budget of only $7 million.

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