Adam Devine and Jeffrey Tambor to Star in Disney’s “Magic Camp”


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The upcoming Disney family comedy film has found its leads in Adam DeVine and Mean Girls director Mark Waters is set to direct the project, which The Tracking Board broke the news about in September.

In the film, DeVine plays a character who is pulled back to a magic camp he attended by his old mentor and owner of the camp, Roy Preston (Tambor). DeVine’s character is looking to restart his but instead finds a ragtag group of young magicians who inspire him.

Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the most recent draft of the script, which has been through many hands, including Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Max Winkler and Matthew Spicer, and the original draft by Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs. Steve Martin also did a pass on the script, and was once in talks to star, but he is no longer involved with the project.

DeVine is best known for his role in both Pitch Perfect films as well as the Central series Workaholics. Most recently he appeared in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates with Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza. He’s repped by and Avalon Management.

Tambor recently won his second Emmy award for his lead role in the Amazon series Transparent and is perhaps best known as George Bluth, Sr. on Arrested Development. He is repped by Gersh and .


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