With Jim Carrey and Steve Carell leading the cast, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the best comedies of the year.
The first trailer arrived just in time for Christmas, cementing our suspicions of the above. With it came a great set of posters, introducing each of the main characters. And now an excellent new poster has arrived, with Carell, Carrey, and Steve Buscemi front and centre.
“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.”
The ever-brilliant Olivia Wilde completes the leading cast, with an awesome supporting cast headed up by James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Melissa Ordway, Brad Garrett, and the great Jay Mohr. Needless to say, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has one of the best casts of the year, and by far one of the best comedy ensembles.
Don Scardino (30 Rock) makes what is sure to be a hilarious 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 on 15th March in the US, following its world premiere at SXSW. Still no word yet on a UK release date, but we’re hoping that will be changing very soon. For now, here’s the new poster, which you can click through to enlarge.