It's time to add another title to the list of films shot in South Florida.
The Magic City tells the story of a handful of a Liberty City community: Tiana and Nia, sisters who are abandoned by their drug-addicted mother; Georgia, the aunt who takes them in; and their neighbors, including Tru, a man struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. When Georgia dies, the sisters hatch a plan to hide her death in order to stay together and out of the foster care system.
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There are plenty of recognizable faces in the cast, including Jenifer Lewis (Think Like a Man), Keith David (Crash, Requiem for a Dream), and Jamie Hector (The Wire). But this isn't some Los Angeles version of Miami; the bulk of the scenes in the trailer were shot in Miami by director R. Malcolm Jones, a University of Miami graduate known for directing music videos.
Check out the trailer after the jump.