Disney Casts Steve Martin in Magic Camp
In this family comedy, Steve Martin will star as a straight-laced banker who decides to return to the magic camp from his youth, which he attended as a very shy child. This time, he is serving as a counselor, hoping to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping his eye on the top prize, the Golden Wand, which will pit him in his own magic competition for the film's big climax.
Steve Martin wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay alongside Stu Zicherman, the writer-director of the recent R rated comedy A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Diary of a Wimpy Kid writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah are responsible for the first draft of the screenplay. Both are staying with the project as producers.
No director has come aboard just yet. Steve Martin last worked with Disney on the 2003 comedy Bringing Down The House, which co-starred Queen Latifah. He also made Father of the Bride and it's sequel for the studio in the 90s. Father of the Bride 3 is rumored to be in the works, but that has never been confirmed by the studio. Steve Martin was last seen on the big screen in the 2011 comedy The Big Year, which paired him with Jack Black and Owen Wilson.