Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, In Theaters Friday, March 15

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 is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. 

"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 magic assistant, Jane. Alan Arkin stars as old-school illusionist Rance Holloway; James Gandolfini as casino mogul Doug Munny; and Jim Carrey as the team's number one rival, Steve Gray.

The film was directed by Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (TV's "30 Rock"), from a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley ("Horrible Bosses") and story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. It was produced by Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner and Tyler Mitchell. Diana Pokorny, Charlie Hartsock, Vance DeGeneres, J.C. Spink, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter served as executive producers.

The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Matthew Clark (TV's "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."). The music was composed by Lyle Workman.

David Copperfield, the world's most successful magician, served as a special consultant and also appears in the film, as himself.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a New Line Cinema presentation of a Benderspink/Carousel Production, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "sexual content, dangerous stunts,
a drug-related incident and language."
theincredibleburtwonderstone.com

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