Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot for director Don Scardino’s (30 Rock) upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The film stars Steve Carell 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). This TV spot actually includes quite a bit of new footage and the jokes seem to be fairly strong, especially one involving a tiny dog. The pic’s script was written by Horrible Bosses scribes Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, so here’s hoping Burt Wonderstone includes some of the same charm and humor that was prevalent in that comedy.
Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot. The film also stars Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Alan Arkin. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and opens in theaters on March 15th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone:
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.