I think everyone agrees that a Jim Carrey and Steve Carell flick has been long overdue. This trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone lends itself to some very funny moments, more so than what this trailer delivered, but I’m hoping for a second one here real soon. Think of this trailer like The Prestige, but not. I didn’t quite see the spark I’d expected to see from this talented cast, but again, it’s early. All I’m saying is I’m all on board as far as the premise goes. You couldn’t ask for a better storyline, so here’s to them not fucking it up.
After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Las Vegas magician named Burt Wonderstone (Carell) fights for relevance when a new, hip street magician (Carrey) appears on the scene.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Don Scardino, of mostly TV work previously including “30 Rock”, “Big Lake”, “Law & Order”, “Hope & Faith” and “Cosby”. The original screenplay was co-written by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (both of the Horrible Bosses script, and the upcoming Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers) from a story by Daley, Goldstein and Chad Kultgen. Warner Bros produced and is releasing Burt Wonderstone in theaters starting March 15th, 2013.The Incredible Burt Wonderstone stars Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini.