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Ta-da! Fox confirms McG on board as director of Magic Castle movie

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Anyone who’s ever visited Los Angeles’ Magic Castle, home to mysterious magicians and lovely wooden decor, knows just how cool the go-to Hollywood spot is — and deserving of a feature film based on it. So it’s no surprise that McG (Charlie’s Angels, This Means War) has come on board to direct the movie based on the famed cultural landmark, 20th Century Fox confirmed Friday.

The studio added that the film, co-produced by Radar Pictures, is being written by Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari (Sabrina The Teenage Witch movie reboot). No other details of the plot have been released.

Set on top of a hill in Hollywood, overlooking L.A., the Magic Castle is a sprawling Victorian mansion that hosts magic shows and is a private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is the current president of the Magic Castle’s Academy of Magical Arts. It was built in 1909, and suffered a setback last year after a fire broke out in its attic.

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