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McG Directing a Movie About the Famed Magic Castle

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The Magic Castle movie is moving forward as planned with McG now attached to direct the film based on the infamous private Hollywood club.

For those who don’t know, the Magic Castle is a private club in Hollywood that’s been open since 1963, and is situated near Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Dolby, which houses the annual Academy Awards. Closed to the public, the Magic Castle is the home of nightly magic shows and routines that entertain a variety of wealthy guests, including several noted celebrities, like Neil Patrick Harris. Harris and the Magic Castle were once featured on an episode of ‘Top Chef’ in an episode that gave a rare look inside the house of mysteries.

And now there will be a movie to illuminate the history and wonder of the famed club. THR reports that McG (‘This Means War,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’) has come aboard to helm the project, based on a script from Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari. Details of the film’s plot are, of course, being kept secret for now.

Barrer and Ferrari are currently adapting ‘Legend,’ based on the best-selling young adult novel by Marie Lu, and an update of ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ over at Sony. They also had a script on the 2010 blacklist titled ‘Die in a Gunfight,’ a ‘Romeo and Juliet’-inspired actioner.

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