MGM Developing NASCAR Movie With ‘Empire’ Co-Exec Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

MGM is revving its engines in the world of NASCAR, tapping “Empire” co-executive producer Robert Munic to write an untitled movie set in the racing community.

Though not yet attached as producers, MGM TV president Mark Burnett and Roma Downey brought the project to the film division. The couple previously partnered on a television series revolving around the sport.

While they continue to develop the series, Burnett and Downey still had access to the rights, and brought the property to MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber, who pushed a film project forward.

NASCAR will continue to work with MGM and Munic in developing the project. Plot details are unknown at this time, beyond the fact that the story will be set in the world of NASCAR.

Along with producing Fox drama “Empire,” Munic’s credits including “Fighting” with Channing Tatum and “The Space Between.”

Munic has been busy over the past year with the hit Fox drama “Empire.”

He is repped by Verve and Management 360.

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