AceShowbiz - Channing Tatum is taking striptease to another level in the first trailer of "Magic Mike's Last Dance". Reprising his role as the titular character, he takes a day job as bartender and meets Salma Hayek's Maxandra Mendoza, who quickly falls for his charm.
The video shows Tatum's Mike Lane giving the wealthy woman a lap dance. "You came along and gave me this unexpected, magical moment that made me remember who I really was," she says as Mike strips off his shirt and undresses her as well.
After a night that ends with them sharing a bed, she asks him to follow her to London and offers him a chance to build a male-stripping empire. When Maxandra's daughter asks Mike why he loves her mother, he responds, "No one's believed in me like your mom has."
As Maxandra puts her trust on Mike, she appears to exact her power to put together a show that meets her extraordinary vision. "I want every woman that walks into this theater to feel that a woman can have whatever she wants, whenever she wants," she declares.
According to the official synopsis, in "Last Dance", Mike Lane takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Hayek) who lures him with an offer he can't refuse…and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he-and the roster of hot new dancers he'll have to whip into shape-be able to pull it off?
Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first movie, returns at the helm for the third installment. He said in a statement that the "Magic Mike Live Las Vegas" shows Tatum started made him want to do another one.
"As soon as I saw what Channing, [writer] Reid [Carolin], and the 'Magic Mike' choreographic team did with the live show, I said we have to make another movie," Soderbergh said. "Mike Lane's dream of connecting people through dance must be realized!"
Tatum, meanwhile, teased about the dance act. "I want it to be the Super Bowl of stripping," he told PEOPLE. "I want dancing like we've never been able to do in the other two movies, because we had to be honest to what the reality of that world is, which isn't great dancing."
The drama-comedy film is due out in U.S. theaters on February 10, 2023, just in time for Valentine's Day.