Some experience has been added to the big cast of Magic Mike XXL.
Dancer and actor Stephen “tWitch” Boss revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the film’s writer, producer, and star Channing Tatum had offered him a role in the sequel. And from the sounds of it, tWitch is taking it off.
“I have to get waxed,” Boss said. “I’m really nervous about that.” The talk show host said she would go with Boss to get the neck-to-toe procedure done for support and great television. A former finalist on So You Think You Can Dance, Boss went on to star in the last three Step Up films and has choreographed for numerous film and TV projects, including Ellen’s Oscar commercial last year.
Boss joins Tatum in the sequel with fellow newcomers Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Strahan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, and Amber Heard. Greg Jacobs, assistant director to Steven Soderbergh on the first film, takes over full duties. Though Matthew McConaughey is out, Soderbergh will return as cinematographer and editor as well as cast members Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, and Gabriel Iglesias.