Salma Hayek replaces Thandie Newton in ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is back in the director’s chair after missing out on 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, starring Gregory Jacobs

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is back in the director’s chair after missing out on 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, starring Gregory Jacobs

Salma Hayek has replaced actor Thandie Newton in the third installment of the “Magic Mike” film series.

Set up at Warner Bros., the new movie is titled “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and will premiere exclusively on HBO Max.

According to DeadlineNewton has left the project, which she joined in December, for personal reasons.

“Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to move away from Warner Bros. Pictures’ production of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ to address family issues,” a Warner Bros spokesperson said in a statement.

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is back in the director’s chair after missing out on 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, helmed by Gregory Jacobs.

Reid Carolin, who wrote the screenplays for the first two ”Magic Mike” films, is back as a writer for the project, which is in production in London.

Channing Tatum portrayed the titular character Mike Lane in Soderberg’s 2012 comedy-drama film “Magic Mike,” which follows the life of a male stripper and his life in the club. He later played the part for the sequel “Magic Mike XXL”.

The first two films grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, and in 2017, the franchise spawned the hit show “Magic Mike Live.”

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