Today's Hot Trailer: Jim Carrey and Steve Carell Make Magic in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
12.23.12 by Ryan
Carrey and Carell reunite to bring the magic.
It's pretty clear that Jim Carrey and Steve Carell like working together. The pair first worked together in 2003's Bruce Almighty, then both did voice work in 2008's Horton Hears a Who. In 2011, Carrey appeared in an episode of The Office, but it was the first to lack Carell as the show's lead. Finally, the two actors are together again for the upcoming comedy Burt Wonderstone playing rival magicians.
Carell plays the title role, one half of a magic act that also includes his longtime partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi). However, a rift forms between the two as a rising street magician named Steve Gray (Carrey) threatens to end their Las Vegas careers. As seen in the first trailer, Wonderstone must try to rediscover his love of magic, and finds help from the elderly Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin, reuniting with Carell for the first time since 2008's Get Smart), who inspired Wonderstone to become a magician in the first place.
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Here's the synopsis for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
Written by Horrible Bosses screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley with rewrites by Up In the Air writer-director Jason Reitman, Burt Wonderstone was directed by Don Scardino (30 Rock). Olivia Wilde co-stars as Jane, Wonderstone's former assistant who now works for Gray.