Once upon a time, Steve Martin worked a day job at Disneyland’s Main Street Magic Shop. Now he’s looking to reunite with his old employer, but in a different way: he’s in talks to star in Magic Camp, Disney’s upcoming family comedy.
THR revealed that Martin is in final negotiations with the studio to star in the film about a “straitlaced banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counselor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping an eye on his ultimate prize, the top spot at the Golden Wand competition.”
There’s no director on board as of yet, but knowing Martin’s background in magic, his successful track record with Touchstone (owned by Disney) with his Father of the Bride films, and the fact that the most recent draft of producers’ Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah’s (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) original script was written by Martin and Stu Zicherman (“The Americans”), I know this film will be filled with family-friendly laughs and some kind of cool message about how it’s awesome to be yourself.
Take my money now, please. I will watch Martin in one of these kind of movies ALL DAY.
No word when this movie will come out (I’m guessing around the holidays in 2015) but until then, enjoy this picture of Martin in his early days hard at work at Disneyland.
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