Steve Buscemi Joins 'Burt Wonderstone'

The actor will play the magician partner of Steve Carell's title character in this Don Scardino comedy.

Steve Buscemi joins Burt Wonderstone
Steve Buscemi joins Burt Wonderstone
Actor Steve Buscemi is in negotiations to join the comedy Burt Wonderstone for New Line Cinema and director Don Scardino.

Steve Buscemi is in talks to portray Anton, the magician partner of Steve Carell's title character. After Anton is injured during their "Hotbox" trick, he packs up and heads to India to teach magic. Burt Wonderstone tries to convince Anton to return when a new street magician (Jim Carrey) starts turning heads. James Gandolfini also stars as the owner of a casino where Burt and Anton perform. Actresses such as Olivia Wilde and Sarah Silverman are in contention for the female lead, Burt and Anton's assistant.

Don Scardino is directing Burt Wonderstone from a screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. We reported in June that Jason Reitman will also work on the screenplay.

Production is scheduled to start in January, when Steve Buscemi is on hiatus from Boardwalk Empire.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was released March 15th, 2013 and stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Michael Herbig. The film is directed by Don Scardino.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. Stansfield

    Awesome!

    3 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  2. skywise

    @kguy oh well, it happens to the best of us.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. K.Guy

    hmm, he's gotten old

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  4. Geof36

    Olivia Wilde or Sarah Silverman? Wow. That's a toughie-_-

    3 years agoby @geof36Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hell Yeah he does

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag