Thandiwe Newton Leaves ‘Magic Mike’ Project With Channing Tatum Over ‘Family Matters’

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Thandiwe Newton has quit the third installment project “Magic Mike” due to family issues, Fox News Digital has confirmed.

The clarification comes after The Sun incorrectly reported that Newton was dropped from ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ due to a heated argument with Channing Tatum over Will Smith’s Oscar slap.

“This report is completely inaccurate,” a representative for Newton told Fox News Digital.

“Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step down from the production of Warner Bros.’ ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’. Pictures to take care of family matters,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said. to Deadline in a statement.

Thandiwe Newton is out "Magic Mike's Last Dance" due to family matters.
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Thandiwe Newton left “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” due to family issues.
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Newton was replaced by Salma Hayek in the film, according to Deadline.

The film, which will premiere on HBO Max, is in production in London.

It is unknown what the plot of the film will be, but the film is the third installment in the “Magic Mike” franchise.

Steven Soderbergh directs and Gregory Jacobs, Reid Carolin, Nick Wechsler and Peter Kiernan are proud. Soderbergh directed “Magic Mike” while Jacobs directed the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL”.

Salma Hayek will replace Newton, according to reports.

Salma Hayek will replace Newton, according to reports.
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Tatum, who plays Michael Lane, recently revealed that he almost didn’t return for the third installment. During a recent appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Tatum saw a photo of himself as “Magic Mike.”

“Maybe that’s why I didn’t want to do a third one because I have to look like that,” Tatum told Clarkson.

He went on to reveal that he basically had to “starve himself” to look like this.

“It’s hard to look like this. Even if you train, being in this shape is not natural,” he explained. “It’s not even healthy. You have to starve yourself. I don’t think when you’re that skinny it’s really healthy.”

Channing Tatum arrives for the premiere of "Hello, Caesar!" in Los Angeles in February 2016.

Channing Tatum arrives for the premiere of “Hail, Caesar!” in Los Angeles in February 2016.
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The ‘Step Up’ actor also noted that he can “barely” keep fit as his full-time job.

“I don’t know how people who work 9 to 5 stay in shape because it’s my full-time job and I can barely do it,” he added.

It takes about two months for Tatum to get his “Magic Mike” body, and the process consists of two workouts a day and eating “absolutely right.”

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