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Wow! You’ll Never Guess Who Is Helping Channing Tatum Write ‘Magic Mike 2’

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As Channing Tatum sat over the weekend to work on the script for Magic Mike 2, the actor found himself drawing inspiration from one man, and one man only … Matthew McConaughey.

On Sunday afternoon, Tatum posted an image of himself on Instagram deep in thought as he worked on the magical script. Channing can be seen with a pen in his mouth (yummy) staring at a sculpture of his Magic Mike co-star. “What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe,” the new dad wrote on the social media network.

Channing Sculpture

As HipHollywood previously reported, Tatum will produce and possibly direct the film alongside Reid Carolin. “It will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama,” he told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going to swing for the fences.”

Tatum is also producing the sexy musical version of Magic Mike, along with Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, and Nick Wechsler.

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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