Gandolfini Is Carell’s Boss In “Wonderstone”

James Gandolfini is in negotiations to join Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in the rival magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone” at New Line reports Variety.

Carell plays half of a once-successful Las Vegas magic duo who reunite to square off against a rising hot-shot street magician (Carrey).

Gandolfini is in talks to play Doug Munny, a classy billionaire who owns the Aztec Casino where Carell’s title character and partner perform their show.

Olivia Wilde and Sarah Silverman are said to be under consideration for the female lead.

Don Scardino directs from a script by Chad Kultgen, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Jason Reitman. Shooting kicks off in January.