Starz ‘Magic City’ Returning As Movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray, Seriously
It's a tale as old as TV, that the cancellation of one series leads to speculation of a cinematic return, or a new outlet to continue the story. Starz's cancelled 'Magic City' might be the craziest example we've heard yet, however, returning the 1960's Jeffrey Dean Morgan Miami crime drama to the big screen, and adding the likes of Bruce Willis and Bill Murray!
Per Deadline, the two-season series will get another shot of life with a full theatrical feature, as written and directed by Mitch Glazer, returning 'Magic City' series regulars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch along with him. The announcement also specifies that Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and "others" will join the cast, though without offering any clarification as to who.
Also somewhat unclear is if the film would keep exact continuity with the two Starz seasons, or perhaps retread a bit of old ground, but here's the "pitch" for the 'Magic City' movie's plot:
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. The most powerful Miami Beach hotel owner battles them all to save his family and survive in the Magic City.
This isn't the first time we've seen a premium cable series given a feature-length wrap-up, but 'Magic City' certainly provides one of the more unique examples, to receive a theatrical follow-up after cancellation, and flanked by such high-profile stars. We've included the original series trailer below, but what do you think? Would you want to see 'Magic City' resurrected?