It has become known as The Slap Heard Round the World! And now, more than 5,000 miles away from Hollywood, a spat in London between Channing Tatum and Thandiwe Newton over Will Smith’s arrogant behavior at the Oscars has apparently gotten so heated that Newton is in severe trouble for her role in the upcoming Magic Mike picture.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Salma Hayek has taken up Newton’s role in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, which began filming in London a few weeks ago for HBO Max.
The official statement from Warner Bros. claimed: “Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.”
The new development for the stripper-centric film, which is planned to premiere on HBO Max, comes less than two weeks after filming began in the United Kingdom. Unlike the other chapters, the narrative of Magic Mike’s Last Dance, according to the film’s screenplay, Reid Carolin, will revolve around the female protagonist primarily.
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