It has become The Slap heard all around the world! And now more than 5,000 miles away from Hollywood, a dispute in London between Channing Tatum and Thandiwe Newton about Will Smith’s obnoxious conduct at the Oscars became so hot that reportedly has Newton serious hot water as far has her role in the upcoming Magic Mike film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Salma Hayek has taken up Newton’s part in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, which began shooting 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.
But The Sun in the UK dishes that witnesses working on the set in London not only saw Newton and Tatum get into a “tense exchange of words” over what went down at the Academy Awards, but also that Tatum had Newton removed from the production after it. The Sun also cited unnamed sources claiming Newton might sue the studio over her removal, but that her argument with the Magic Mike star/producer was so “unimaginably vicious” that her claims might be “untenable.”
The witness told The Sun: “They fell out over the debacle at The Oscars. I was on set. I watched her and watched him. They were in and out of the house where we were filming having this confrontation. It was a tense exchange of words, but suddenly it escalated – Channing got into this car and he disappeared. People looked at each other and thought, ‘Wait, we’re supposed to be filming’. After the row he just went, ‘I am not working with her anymore’. Him being a producer, it’s his movie, so she’s off the movie.”
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