The-Incredible-Burt-Wonderstone-Poster-Jim-CarreyThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone is one of the most promising comedies coming our way next year. With a leading cast headed up by Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, it’s pretty much destined for success.

We caught the first official images from the film this week, and now Warner Bros. have released the brilliant first trailer, along with a great set of four character posters.

“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 followingsurges 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.”

Starring alongside Carrey and Carell is an awesome cast, headed up by Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Melissa Ordway, Brad Garrett, and the great Jay Mohr.

Don Scardino (30 Rock) makes what promises to be a fine feature directorial debut, directing from a script penned by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will be released in the US on 15th March, 2013, which is definitely a date to commit to memory. Still no word yet on its UK release date, but we’re keeping our fingers tightly crossed that it will arrive on our shores in March next year, too. This is going to be a lot of fun.

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Kenji Lloyd
Since graduating, I spend as much time as possible watching films/TV shows, reading books, and listening to music. So getting to write about what I love is nothing short of awesome. Biggest film-related hope for 2014/ever: Guy Ritchie announcing the RocknRolla sequel is finally moving forward.