Los Angeles: Actress Amber Heard is all set to star in male-stripper sequel 'Magic Mike XXL'.
Heard will appear alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Pettyfer. Matthew McConaughey is not returning for the sequel, which will follow the lives of a group of male strippers.
Gregory Jacobs is directing from a script co-written by Tatum and Reid Carolin, who penned the first installment.
The first film's director Steven Soderbergh is returning as editor and cinematographer though under his pseudonyms Mary Ann Bernard and Peter Andrews, reportedly.
The film is set for a July 1, 2015 release.