Steve Martin is going to work his magic with Disney once again. The actor is in final negotiations to star in the comedy “Magic Camp,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
The actor was involved in writing the screenplay with “A.C.O.D” writer-director Stu Zicherman. The script was initially written by Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs, who wrote “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Judah and Sachs are on board to produce.
The story follows an uptight banker who returns to the magic camp he attended as a child. This time around, he’s a counselor who is intent on improving the lives the kids at the camp while going for the top spot in the Golden Wand.
No director is currently attached.
Martin started his career performing magic at Disneyland’s Magic Shop and comedy at the theme park’s Golden Horseshoe Review. The actor’s involvement in Disney films dates all the way back to the 1980s when he played the waiter in “The Muppet Movie.” In the 1990s, he starred in the “Father of the Bride” films and partnered with Disney once more in 2003’s “Bringing Down the House.”
Zicherman is a writer-producer on “The Americans” on FX and co-created “Six Degrees.”
Martin is repped by WME.
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