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It sounds like there's life after cancellation for Magic City. The Starz TV show is being revived as movie, reports Deadline.
Mitch Glazer created the period mob series and wrote the film script. He will also direct. Series regulars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch are said to be returning and will be joined by Bruce Willis and Bill Murray.
Qed's Bill Block said, "Mitch is a fantastic creative partner and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him again. 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."
Glazer noted, "The chance to explore this wild time and place and this compelling family saga is a dream come true."
What do you think? Is this a good idea? Do you »
If you don't remember "Magic City," don't sweat it too much, because no one else does. The short-lived Starz series ended last summer after two seasons, in which a promising premise was executed with more sleaze than brains. The show, set in the late '50s and early '60s in Miami, chronicled the story of the owner of a fancy hotel (Jeffery Dean Morgan) who tries to put his troubled past behind and go legit, but tangles with a smarmy mobster (Danny Huston, chewing the scenery). It was diverting enough, the but show spent to much time showing skin and delving into potboilery subplots. But for whatever reason, the powers that be think a movie is a good idea. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko, and Kelly Lynch will all return, with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray joining the cast. The film kinda follows the show, and picks up in 1962, with JFK, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
To be frank, the idea of a TV series being resurrected on the big screen now seems old-fashioned! In this day and age, nary a day goes by without a film being earmarked for a TV pilot. So, hearing that Starz’ cancelled show Magic City is being developed as a feature is refreshing indeed. Well, as refreshing as a reboot can get.
Per Deadline, series creator Mitch Glazer will return to script and direct his starry ensemble for a full-length take of the 1960s Miami drama. Reprising their roles will be Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch, who all appeared in the initial two-season run. For the big screen outing, they’ll be sharing the spotlight with a couple of big-hitters who’ve recently joined the project: Bill Murray and Bruce Willis. Unfortunately though, there’s no further details on who exactly they’ll be playing, »
- Gem Seddon
Starz cancelled the critically-acclaimed drama series in 2013 after just two seasons
Glazer's movie will see Ike's struggle to keep his hotel above water set against America's conflict with Cuba in 1962 and president John F Kennedy's affair with a Miami Mob boss's mistress.
"The chance to explore this wild time and place and this compelling family saga is a dream come true," Glazer said in a statement.
It is not yet known who Willis and Murray will play in the movie. »
Mitch Glazer, who created the Starz drama series, will write and direct the 1962-set tale of a Miami Beach hotel owner fighting to succeed against a backdrop of gangsters, hoteliers, spies and socialites.
Glazer most recently wrote and produced with Qed the upcoming 2015 release Rock The Kasbah. He previously directed Passion Play and has written such films as Scrooged, The Recruit and Great Expectations.
“Mitch is a fantastic creative partner and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him again,” said Qed CEO Bill Block. “We loved Magic City the series and know that with Mitch’s sensational script and this outstanding »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Many similarly themed shows came and went in the wake of Mad Men’s success, and one such series was Starz’s Magic City. The show took place in 1959 Miami and revolved around a club owner, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is forced to make a deal with a mobster. It ran for two seasons on the network, but it is now getting new life in the form of a Magic City movie. Variety reports that creator Mitch Glazer will direct a feature film iteration of the show, with Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko, and Kelly Lynch poised to reprise their roles from the series. Moreover, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray are being added to the mix as new characters, though specifics aren't provided at this time. The Magic City movie will be set in 1962 and once again revolve around Morgan’s Miami club owner. Further details are unknown, »
- Adam Chitwood
Magic City is heading to the big screen with a new movie based on the Starz TV series. Bruce Willis and Bill Murray are joining original cast members Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch.
Original series creator Mitch Glazer will direct the movie based on his show, which was set in 1959 Miami, shortly after the Cuban revolution. Jeffrey Dean Morgan starred as Ike Evans, proprietor of the glamorous Miramar Playa hotel in Miami, who was forced to make a deal with a mobster played by Danny Huston. Olga Kurylenko is returning as Ike's wife Vera, with Kelly Lynch reprising her role as Meg Bannock. No details were given for Bruce Willis and Bill Murray's roles, but the movie will be set in the year 1962.
Starz’s Magic City is getting a second chance at life — this time on the big screen.
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The ’60s-set Miami mobster drama, which was cancelled in 2013 after two seasons, will return in movie form with much of its original cast in tact, our sister site Deadline reports. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Ike Evans), Danny Huston (Ben Diamond) and Kelly Lynch (Meg Bannock) will all reprise their original roles, joined by big names like Bruce Willis and Bill Murray.
Series creator Mitch Glazer has written the script and will also serve as director. »
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).
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. »
- Dave McNary
Starz’s canceled “Magic City” is becoming a movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray The 1950s Miami-set drama, which ran for two seasons from 2012 to 2013, is set to hit the big screen with stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch, plus Murray and Willis. The film will be written and directed by its creator, Mitch Glazer. Here’s the pitch, according to Deadline: "Miami 1962. Gangsters, hoteliers, spies and socialites win, lose and die beneath the palms. JFK and a mob boss share a mistress in a Collins Avenue penthouse. The CIA secretly arms Cuban freedom fighters and hires the mafia to kill Castro.” “TMZ’s” Harvey Levin dresses as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for Halloween The TMZ boss almost cost the NFL commissioner his job thanks to the Ray Rice scandal. Aidy Bryant: “SNL’s” breakout star? As Kevin Fallon put it, Bryant has »
- Norman Weiss
The Starz drama Magic City, which was cancelled last year after two seasons, will be adapted into a film with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis starring. Mitch Glazer, who created the series, will write and direct. The show's original castmembers — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch — are also returning for the film. 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. Qed will introduce the project to buyers at Afm next week. Magic City centers on
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
Many fans, including myself, were disappointed when Starz cancelled their mob series Magic City after just two seasons. The drama, set in 1950s Miami, was a cross between The Sopranos and Mad Men but with a lot more nudity. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and a vicious Danny Huston headlined the cast in a story about a man trying to run a hotel while under the thumb of the Jewish mafia. Well Magic City fans, it looks like your wish has come true. Deadline reports that series creator »
- Alex Maidy
• Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. Danny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
Kevin Hart dispensed with the formality of introducing his fiancee to his ex-wife at the strip club Monday night ... because he had her name plastered on his body.We got photos of Kevin at Magic City strip club in Atl ... where he and fiancee Eniko Parrish dropped $40K to celebrate their engagement. But check out Kevin's shirt ... with Eniko's name emblazoned on it.As we reported ... Kev's ex, Torrei, was partying in the club that »
- TMZ Staff
“Magic City” star Steven Strait and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo will star in Syfy's “The Expanse,” a new 10-episode space opera premiering next year and based on the international best-selling book series. Strait plays Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter the Canterbury. Though a natural leader, he's not sure he wants responsibility. He's soon forced to lead when he's drawn into a dangerous plot. Also read: Syfy Exec by Day, Playwright by Night: From ‘Sharknado’ to an Ayn Rand Orgy Aghdashloo plays Chrisjen Avasarala, part of a political family who has risen high in the ranks of Earth's. »
- Tim Molloy
Steven Strait (“Magic City”) and Emmy winner Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam”) are set to star in Syfy’s “The Expanse,” a 10-episode space opera based on the best-selling book series, the network announced on Thursday.
Set 200 years in the future, “The Expanse” follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a detective and a ship captain named Holden together in a race across the solar system to expose a conspiracy.
Strait will play Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter the Canterbury. Aghdashloo will appear as Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political legacy who has risen in the ranks of Earth’s governing body without standing for election.
“Steven and Shohreh are both outsanding talents who we feel lucky to have in our series, »
- Shelli Weinstein
Marvel has revealed the identity of that actor spotted on the set of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." the other week with the blue arm, and it turns out he's not playing a member of the Kree race.
Instead, he's actor Brian Patrick Wade ("Generation Kill," "Teen Wolf") and he'll be playing a different Marvel entity - Crusher Creel aka. The Absorbing Man. Creel has the ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches and will appear very early into the new season. [Source: Marvel.com]
Appearing at the annual Edinburgh TV Festival this week, BBC TV chief Danny Cohen said "I hope so" when asked if he could envisage seeing the first female version of The Doctor sometime in the near future once Peter Capaldi leaves the role.
- Garth Franklin
From the Press Release:
Syfy and Alcon TV have announced that Steven Strait (pictured; "Magic City") and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo ("House of Saddam," House of Sand and Fog) will star in "The Expanse," the new 10-episode space opera based on the international best-selling book series, premiering on Syfy in 2015.
Strait plays Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter the Canterbury. Holden is a natural leader who's not sure he wants responsibility, but who will soon have no choice when he is drawn into a dangerous plot. Aghdashloo portrays Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks »
- Debi Moore
Syfy’s next big space drama series The Expanse has nabbed an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee: Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, 24, House of Sand and Fog) will co-star in the upcoming space opera, which is based on James S. A. Corey’s bestselling book series. Also newly cast: Actor Steven Strait (Magic City, 10,000 BC).
The Expanse is set 200 years in the future and follows a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Strait) together in a race across the solar system to expose a conspiracy.
Aghdashloo plays Chrisjen Avasarala, a »
- James Hibberd
Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei has her own life, her own money, her own career ... and she's Over Kevin Hart ... so she says.Our photog got the "Atlanta Exes" star at Lax Wednesday ... as she pimped her new line of mixers, she insisted she was not bent out of shape when Kevin and his freshly-minted fiancee came face-to-face with her at Magic City strip club in Atl Monday ... where Kev dropped $40K.Good Q by »
- TMZ Staff
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