First Look: Buscemi, Carrey, Carell in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'
"This is definitely a wig picture." Get ready to have an image burned into your brain forever, that you won't be able to forget tonight when trying to go to sleep. USA Today has revealed a quick first look set of images for Don Scardino's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the dueling magicians comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. What makes one of the images so awkward is that it's kind of an odd promo photo introducing Steve Carell as Wonderstone along with his partner Steve Buscemi, and they look dapper with blonde hair, to say the least. He's described as a "flamboyant and fabulously clothed Vegas magician."
We've been curious to see a first official look at this film, as so many set photos have ended up online over the last year. But now we get these two photos with a few fun quotes, and likely a trailer to come very soon. "I never achieved mullet-ness in all of my years. It's pretty fantastic, isn't it? There is actually a multitude of scintillating looks that I rock in this movie. From the mullet to the lion's mane to a frosted coif." Look here:
"The hair budget was killer. Jim Carrey wears a really outrageous one." Yep, that's Jim Carrey in that second photo. "He's the very edgy magician who begins to pull the attention from Burt and Anton," says Carell of Carrey's character. "He's my nemesis." This sounds fun. For more quotes, head over to USA Today.
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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
It's funny how a single image can make me laugh, but sometimes an entire trailer won't even get a smile. This is looking to be quite promising.
Matt Peloquin on Dec 18, 2012
Xerxexx on Dec 18, 2012
Damn, I want to see this movie!
Eru'Eru Narvaez on Dec 18, 2012
judging from that first photo - this film will be a lot of fun!
beevis on Dec 18, 2012
Buscemi! Not creepy yet creepy
jspnceg on Dec 18, 2012
Too awesomes. That Buscemi pic is magic indeed.
Carpola on Dec 18, 2012
This sounds like a modern day prestige story... with comedic premise. Looks funny!
AJ on Dec 19, 2012
Wow. Carell as the protagonist and Carrey as his foil? The last time I saw that in reverse... with Carrey as the antagonist and Carell damn near stealing the movie away from him as his foil in "Bruce Almighty". And freaking Buscemi looks like Brendan Fraser fraternal twin. Hilarious.
Duane on Dec 19, 2012
Holy shit, I'm in support of everything going on in these photos lol
Nick Sears on Dec 19, 2012
Fact: Steve Buscemi looks EXACTLY like Uma Thurman in that photo.
ZackCarlson on Dec 19, 2012
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