THR is reporting that veteran actor-comedian Steve Martin (‘Home,’ ‘The Big Year,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘The Three Amigos’) is in final negotiations to take the lead in Disney’s family comedy ‘Magic Camp.’
Based on a script by ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, the story tells of “a straitlaced banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counsellor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping an eye on his ultimate prize, the top spot at the Golden Wand competition.”
The most recent draft of the script comes was penned by Martin and Stu Zicherman, the writer-director behind the Adam Scott-led comedy-drama ‘A.C.O.D.’
Sachs and Judah remain on board to serve as producers.