Channing Tatum Writing 'Magic Mike 2,' Bust of Matthew McConaughey Used For Inspiration

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Channing Tatum is getting to work on Magic Mike 2, the upcoming sequel to the hit 2012 movie in which he starred as a male stripper with a heart of gold.

Tatum is writing the script with his producing partner Reid Carolin, and also eyeing a chance at directing the film. Channing revealed his inspiration for writing the sequel with the following pic of Matthew McConaughey.

Along with the photo, which he posted to Facebook and Instagram, Channing wrote:

What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe

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The first Magic Mike movie had a surprisingly dark plot, but Channing claims the sequel will be more light-hearted.

He said: "It will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama. The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going to swing for the fences."

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