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.
The comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as long-reigning headliners and one-time best friends Burt and Anton, and Olivia Wilde as their glamorous assistant, Jane. Alan Arkin stars as old-school illusionist Rance Holloway, and James Gandolfini as wealthy casino owner Doug Munny. Jim Carrey stars as Burt and Anton’s number one rival, Steve Gray; Jay Mohr as struggling comic Rick the Implausible; and Michael “Bully” Herbig as big-cat magician Lucius Belvedere.
Directed by Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock”), from a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (“Horrible Bosses”), story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, the film is produced by Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner and Tyler Mitchell. Diana Pokorny, Vance DeGeneres, Charlie Hartsock, J.C. Spink, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter are the executive producers.
The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Matthew Clark (“30 Rock”), production designer Keith Cunningham (“Ocean’s Eleven,” “Star Trek”), editor Lee Haxall (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and costume designer Dayna Pink (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”).
Serving as a special consultant for the stage illusions is the world’s most successful magician, David Copperfield.
Releasing worldwide beginning March 15, 2013, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is a New Line Cinema presentation, a Carousel Productions and Benderspink production, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.