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This Westworld Star Could Be Joining Magic Mike's Last Dance

It was only a few weeks ago that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh made a shock announcement that he and Channing Tatum would be delving back into the world of "Magic Mike" with an all-new threequel. "Magic Mike's Last Dance" would mark a swan song for our favorite hip-swerving carpenter who Tatum initially brought to life in 2012. The original "Magic Mike" had audiences swooning thanks to the talents of stars like Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey, and is even credited with kicking off the iconic pop-culture era known as the McConaissance (via The New Yorker).

While there's no confirmation of whether McConaughey himself will be returning to the franchise (he was also absent for "Magic Mike XXL"), the word is out that Soderbergh and Tatum are already looking to fill the cast list and may have just found an exciting new addition. Having roped in talents like Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Andie MacDowell, Olivia Munn, and Donald Glover in the past films, "Magic Mike's Last Dance" now looks to be heading to "Westworld" to recruit a new star for its marquee.

Thandiwe Newton could meet Magic Mike

In recent years, Thandiwe Newton has turned heads with her Emmy-winning performance as Maeve in "Westworld," and lent her voice to Mona the Hormone Monstress on "Big Mouth." Now, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that she is in talks to appear in the upcoming film in an as-yet-unspecified role. The site confirms that she would be the female lead opposite Tatum's Mike Lane.

Newton is the first name to be linked to the project following the recent announcement, however, her involvement has yet to be confirmed. If it does become official, both she and Tatum would be working from a script penned by Reid Colin who has been on writing duty since the first film in the series. Currently, plot details are slim but we should expect (much like its leading man) that all to be revealed in the coming months before the film's arrival on HBO Max.