(AllHipHop News) Donald Glover, aka rapper Childish Gambino, has been added to the cast of the upcoming Magic Mike XXL movie. The sequel to the 2012 film about male strippers will also feature new cast members Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, and Elizabeth Banks.
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Here’s the description for the Magic Mike XXL plot:
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, the film 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 blowout 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.
Magic Mike 1 starred Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer. The picture grossed over $160 million worldwide. Magic Mike XXL is scheduled for release on July 1, 2015.
Glover’s previous acting credits include Community, Girls, and his own short film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. The Georgia native has also released the musical projects Camp and Because The Internet.