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Channing Tatum may direct 'Magic Mike 2'
Channing Tatum is very keen on serving up more "Magic Mike."
In addition to the announced stage musical spin-off, the star has also revealed a bit more about the theatrical sequel to the surprise summer hit.
He's even flirting with the idea of making his directorial debut on the sequel, which will likely center on the muscle-bound male strippers bonding on a road trip, according to the German site Filmstarts (via Indiewire).
However, Tatum also notes that Steven Soderbergh's longtime assistant director Gregory Jacobs ("Criminal") would also be an excellent choice for the gig.
While Soderbergh directed the original, he's due to "retire" sometime soon after wrapping the Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra," and Tatum no doubt learned a trick or two form the veteran helmer. Soderbergh and Tatum also collaborated on "Haywire" and the upcoming "Bitter Pill."
In the meantime, Tatum will soon wrap production on the Roland Emmerich thriller "WHite House Down" and will shoot "21 Jump Street 2." He'll also be appearing in next summer's delayed "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."