THE NIGHT CIRCUS Is a New Film Project That Focuses on a Romance Between Battling Magicians

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The writer and director behind the wonderful hip hop film Patti Cake$, Geremy Jasper, is working on an interesting sounding new film project called The Night Circus.

The movie is based on a book of the same name written by Erin Morgenstern, and it’s being produced by Harry PotterOnce Upon A Time in Hollywood, and Gravity producer David Heyman.

The story follows “two young illusionists battling out an age-old rivalry amidst an enchanted and magical circus, bound by a fated love, and destined to affect the lives of all around them.” Here’s a more details story description from the book:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

This sounds like it’s going to make for a great movie. As a fan of magic and stories of dueling magicians, I’m looking forward to seeing this one brought to life on the big screen.

Source: Deadline

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