Magic Mike XXL begins production; Dax Shepard is developing a CHiPS reboot; Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig eye The Martian; George Clooney selects Hack Attack for his next directorial effort; two more join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; and The Gambler and The Last Five Years get release dates.
The highly anticipated Magic Mike sequel, appropriately titled Magic Mike XXL, has begun filming in South Carolina.
A seemingly random Twitter account tweeted out a photo from one of the first days of filming, which featured an aerial shot meant to represent Myrtle Beach. We know that Magic Mike 2 is supposed to function like a road movie, so it makes sense that the sequel would feature a wide variety of locations like Myrtle Beach.
It’s also worth pointing out that this seemingly innocuous Twitter account might actually belong to Steven Soderbergh. Although Soderbergh is not directing Magic Mike XXL, he (or rather his alter ego Peter Andrews) is serving as its cinematographer and editor.