She’s the third actress to join the ensemble, following Andie MacDowell and Jada Pinkett Smith
Matthew McConaughey played their ring leader in the Steven Soderbergh-directed original, but due to a scheduling conflict with Gus van Sant’s upcoming drama “Sea of Trees,” he won’t be reprising his role.
Tatum and Reid Carolin are producing with Gregory Jacobs, who is also directing the sequel.
Heard will next be seen opposite Billy Bob Thornton in “London Fields” and alongside James Franco in “The Adderall Diaries.” She also co-stars in ‘When I Live My Life Over Again” with Christopher Walken.
Heard is repped by WME and attorney Karl Austen.