January 23, 2017

Jim Carrey opposite Steve Carell in magician comedy?


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: He was a surprise guest star on Steve Carell’s final episode of “The Office,” but they never shared the screen in a scene. That’s about to change.

Jim Carrey is negotiating to co-star alongside Carell in the New Line comedy “Burt Wonderstone,” Deadline reports. The story revolves around dueling Las Vegas magicians who are vying for tourists’ attentions in Sin City. Longtime television director Don Scardino (“30 Rock,” “Cosby”) helm’s the high-concept film, which should give Carell and Carrey plenty of room to improvise.

Last we checked, “Wonderstone” had a 2013 release date in store. But now that Carell’s found his comedic foil in Carrey, I can’t see New Line waiting too long to get this production rolling so audience members can see how the pairing plays on screen.

We’ll keep you posted on “Burt Wonderstone” developments as they happen, but the already intriguing project just turned more interesting.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • June 12, 2012 | Permalink |

    This is a little late, but Steve Carell and Jim Carrey both were in Bruce Almighty together.

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