Miami is getting the Hollywood treatment by way of Starz Network. Jeffrey Dean Morgan leads the cast of Magic City, a drama that takes place in Miami Beach, circa 1959. He stars as Ike Evans, the visionary leader at the Miramar Hotel who must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore.
By day the hotel at the center of ‘Magic City’ is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof.
Magic City is directed by Mitch Glazer (Lost in Translation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and co-stars Dominik García-Lorido (daughter of AccidentalSexiness.com favorite Andy Garcia), Kelly Lynch, Olga Kurylenko, Yul Vazquez, and Elena Satine.
I will be front and center on the red carpet this Sunday to get interviews from all the stars before catching the premiere at the Colony Theater! As a local Miami native I really hope this period drama does as well as Mad Men because I’d love for Mr. Jeffrey Dean Morgan to become a staple on our shores!
Don’t forget to tune into the premiere of Magic City, April 6th only on Starz.