Remember that little movie Bruce Almighty where Jim Carrey and Steve Carell competed for a news anchor job? In the upcoming movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, they're at it again, but this time as magicians. The official synopsis from Warner Bros. Entertainment is:
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.
The comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as long-reigning headliners and one-time best friends Burt and Anton, and Olivia Wilde as their glamorous assistant, Jane. Alan Arkin stars as old-school illusionist Rance Holloway, and James Gandolfini as wealthy casino owner Doug Munny. Jim Carrey stars as Burt and Anton's number one rival, Steve Gray; Jay Mohr as struggling comic Rick the Implausible; and Michael "Bully" Herbig as big-cat magician Lucius Belvedere.
The trailer is pretty funny, and you can watch it below. Carrey's character is obviously making fun of Criss Angel or David Blaine, while Carell and Buscemi have a Siegfried and Roy thing going on. It's nice to see Jim Carrey and Steve Carell share the screen again, and this is one movie that can't come soon enough.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone releases March 15, 2013.