Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Steve Carell stars as a Vegas magician whose relationship with his partner (Steve Buscemi) becomes strained as the two start getting upstaged by a hipper illusionist (Jim Carrey). I can’t even imagine a universe where Carell and Buscemi are anything less than great as a comedy team, well-suited to play corny, old-school magicians. Likewise, Carrey is good get to play the intense adversary, and writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have some funny stunts lined up for his Criss Angel doppleganger: “For twelve days he’s held. His. Urine.” Yet judging by the trailer-closing joke, Alan Arkin may just steal the show as the elder magician who inspired Burt.
Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Jay Mohr also star. Directed by Don Scardino, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013. Watch the trailer after the jump.
New images have been released for the comedies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Last Vegas. Wonderstone stars Steve Carell as the eponymous magician whose relationship with his partner (Steve Buscemi) becomes strained after the arrival of a hipper illusionist (Jim Carrey). The script comes from Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein so I’ve got high hopes. As for Last Vegas (a.k.a. “The Hangover with old guys”), the movie centers on four old friends (played by Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, and Morgan Freeman) who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013. Last Vegas opens December 20, 2013.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you this afternoon. First up, Jessica Biel is in final negotiations to join the indie Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes. Directed by Francesca Gregorini (Tanner Hall), the film stars Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans) as a troubled 17-year-old named Emanuel who agrees to babysit her new neighbor Linda’s “baby”, though the baby turns out to actually be a life-like doll. “She goes along with the delusion while befriending Linda, who happens to be the splitting image of Emanuel’s late mother.”
Variety reports that Biel is in talks to play Linda, who is traumatized by the death of her child and has been caring for the doll as a means of coping. Rooney Mara, who starred in Tanner Hall, was originally set to play Emanuel, but was forced to drop out when production was moved to early 2012. Biel recently wrapped the Total Recall remake. Hit the jump for casting news regarding the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone.
The series doesn’t even premiere until September 22nd on NBC, but EW already has word on a great guest star for Prime Suspect that could turn into a recurring role. Apparently comedian, film and sitcom star Jay Mohr will appear in this first season of the new police drama as New York City assistant district attorney John Bullock, a man considered good at his job, though not exactly on the same page as Jane Timoney (Maria Bello). Part of me is hoping this character will have the same kind of energy and intensity as his turn in Jerry Maguire, but that remains to be seen. Either way, he’s definitely a welcome addition to the series which looks like it could be one of the more solid debuts this fall, and a potentially great new crime drama. For your convenience we’ve included the extended preview for Prime Suspect after the jump.
by David Lane Posted: October 13th, 2010 at 8:54 am
With Clint Eastwood’s latest Hereafter opening in limited release this weekend and everywhere on October 22, we’ve been given 4 clips. Hereafter stars Matt Damon, Cecile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr, and Frankie/George McLaren and it tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Hit the jump for the official synopsis and the clips:
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s new film, Hereafter. The script from Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. The trailer at first made me think that the movie was going to be about a reluctant psychic (played by Matt Damon) living in a small town, but then crazy stuff started to happen halfway through involving drowning, a tidal wave, and explosions. Now, I don’t really know what exactly Hereafter is going to be about, but it certainly looks interesting and intense.
Hit the jump for the trailer along with a plot synopsis.