The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is just two days from hitting the big screen, and I have a good feeling that it’s going to be the comedy to beat this year.
Everything we’ve seen so far from the magician-centred comedy has been a lot of fun. And you know you’ve got a good thing coming your way when it’s led by Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.
The film will be released in theatres this Friday, and now Warner Bros. have debuted another great TV spot, revealing the cameo from real-life magician, David Copperfield, himself.
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.
Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi complete a very impressive leading quartet. And starring alongside them will be James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Melissa Ordway, Brad Garrett, and Jay Mohr.
Don Scardino (30 Rock) makes his feature debut behind the camera here with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and it looks like it should be a great first film. He’s directing from a script co-written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, whose credits include the brilliant Horrible Bosses.
Essentially, all signs point to this being excellent.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will be released in the UK and US this Friday, 15th March. It looks like it should be a very good choice if you’re heading out to the cinema this weekend.