‘Magic City’ Movie in the Works with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

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Mitch Glazer’s TV series “Magic City” is headed for the big screen with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch starring.

Glazer will direct the movie based on the Starz show he created and exec produced.  The series was set in 1959 Miami shortly after the Cuban Revolution and centered on Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, the owner of Miami’s glamorous Miramar Playa who was forced to make a deal with a mobster (played by Huston).

The series ran for two seasons before Starz cancelled it in August, 2013.

Kurylenko played the wife of Morgan’s Ike Evans character while Lynch portrayed his former sister-in-law. The movie will be set in  1962.

QED will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market next week. Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac and Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation will produce and finance with Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J. Helene and Glazer producing.

“Mitch is a fantastic creative partner and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him again,” Block said. “We loved Magic City the series and know that with Mitch’s sensational script and this outstanding cast, it will translate beautifully to the big screen.”

CAA will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights. Glazer previously directed “Passion Play” and has written “Scrooged,” “The Recruit,” “Great Expectations” and “Rock the Kasbah,”  which he also produced along with QED.

Glazer worked with Murray and Willis on “Rock the Kasbah” and with Murray on “Scrooged.”


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  1. Andrew Zuppa says:

    Any update on the “Magic City” movie based on the former Starz original series?

    The Magic City aired for 16 episodes in 2012-13 was a wonderful period piece, (Miami 1959-61) that suffered for low ratings and high production costs but featured a wonderful cast and storyline.

  2. Dred Stimpeon says:

    and then after the movie, they can continue the series…..:)
    (still working on my season 2 blu-ray set; I knew about the cancellation, but my wife and I love whatever we have seen so far)

  3. janie kastner says:

    best of luck! I have both series and please make that movie!!!!!!

  4. Laura says:

    Who is Block?

  5. JJ says:

    What about Sherilyn Fenn?

  6. Brian Sim says:

    Very good series. Excellent cast. Deserves to further explore it’s market and following.

  7. prompterbob says:

    This is great news. MAGIC CITY was an incredible series that deserved a longer run. I have high hopes for this movie version.

    • Denab says:

      I agree with you, Prompterbob!! Magic City was a great show, I was not happy with the abrupt ending. I’m very excited to see the movie and hopefully have all our questions answered.

    • jhs39 says:

      It always makes sense to do a movie version of a television show nobody watched in the first place. To get even more excited watch Mitch Glazer’s previous effort as director–Passion Play starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray. If you can actually sit through it all the way to the end you will deserve a prize.

      • JohnnyH says:

        Wow be nice what have you done lately that folks watch?? or do you just sit in you Mom’s basement and spew venom all over the planet??

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