Magic Mike XXL: Production on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to stripper drama Magic Mike, got underway yesterday in Florida. Channing Tatum leads the returning cast (minus Matthew McConaughey) as Mike, although the big news is that Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan have joined the cast. This time around, the strippers are ready to follow Mike into retirement and will head to Myrtle Beach for one last show. The movie comes out July 1, 2015.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend: The sequel to Ang Lee's masterful martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will undergo an unusual release strategy when it opens on August 28, 2015. On that date, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be available simultaneously on Netflix and in select IMAX theaters around the world. No details on other theatrical dates have been announced yet. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Utopia: David Fincher will direct every episode of the HBO series Utopia during 2015. Fincher helmed two episodes of House of Cards for Netflix, but this will be his first extensive experience for television. The conspiracy series is being written by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote Gone Girl, out this week. [The Guardian]
Inherent Vice Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix is featured in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's funky new movie Inherent Vice. Based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon, it's set in Los Angeles in 1970 and features a massive cast that includes Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone and Reese Witherspoon. The detective tale opens in theaters on December 12. [Movies Coming Soon]