New Burt Wonderstone Set Pics Reveal Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi
01.11.12 by Ryan
New set photos have arrived for New Line's upcoming comedy Burt Wonderstone, which stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as rival magicians (the pair last worked together on 2003's Bruce Almighty). Carell plays the title character, a stage magician that must regain his love of magic after losing his longtime partner Anton (Steve Buscemi). Once street magician Steve Haines (Carrey) starts gaining popularity, Wonderstone tries to convince Anton to return to the act.
The new set photos, revealed by ComingSoon, were shot at the Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas yesterday depict Carell and Buscemi in what appears to be the "Hotbox trick" that ultimately injures Buscemi, though it could also be the pair's triumphant attempt at the trick, should one exist in the movie. Olivia Wilde, who plays Wonderstone's former assistant and love interest who eventually works for Haines, also appears on set.
The Daily Mail grabbed clearer shots of Buscemi and Carell in the box trick, which suspended them high in air and above onlookers outside the casino.
Burt Wonderstone was initially set to shoot almost entirely in Las Vegas, but, according to OnLocationVacations, the Bally's shoot is part of a five-day Vegas shoot for the comedy, before heading back to Los Angeles.
Originally written by Horrible Bosses screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Burt Wonderstone was given a rewrite by Up In the Air writer-director Jason Reitman. TV director Charles McDougall, who worked with Carell on The Office, was supposed to direct the movie, but vacated the project in April for unknown reasons. Don Scardino (30 Rock) will direct instead. Burt Wonderstone is expected to open in theaters next year.