Jeffrey Tambor and Adam Devine have been set to star in Disney’s Magic Camp, a comedy that Bad Santa 2 helmer Mark Waters is attached to direct. Production is set to start in December in and around Los Angeles.
The most recent version of the script is by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand and centers on Andy (Devine), who at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston (Tambor) returns as a counselor to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career. Instead he finds inspiration in his ragtag bunk of rookie magicians. Suzanne Todd is attached to produce.
Former Disneyland magician Steve Martin worked on an early draft of the script as was in negotiations to star, but he no longer is involved in the project.
Devine, who starred opposite Zac Efron in Fox’s raunchy summer comedy Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, also is aboard to star opposite Alexandra Daddario in the romantic comedy When We First Met, which he co-wrote. Repped by WME and Avalon, he also is toplining Paternity Leave at New Line.
Tambor stars on Amazon’s Transparent, which earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe. He is repped by Gersh and the Burstein Company.