McDougall Directs Carell In “Burt Wonderstone”

Charles McDougall is in talks to direct the Steve Carell-led magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone” for New Line says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the world of rival Las Vegas magicians, Carell plays a more traditional magic man who is dethroned by a hip younger illusionist and must then find a way to rediscover his love for magic.

Chad Kultgen penned the early draft which John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have re-written. Carell, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Tyler Mitchell are producing and shooting aims to kick off in the Fall.

McDougall worked with Carell on “The Office,” and has directed episodes of “Desperate Housewives,” “The Tudors,” “Sex and the City” and “Parks and Recreation.” Jake Kasdan had been previously attached to direct.