Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi are the latest to join the rival magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone” at New Line says The Hollywood Reporter.
Steve Carell plays half of a once-successful Las Vegas magic duo who reunite to square off against a rising hot-shot street magician (Carrey).
Wilde will play Carell’s love interest, who at first is his assistant but later works for Carrey. Wilde’s casting isn’t yet locked with several other actresses reportedly on standby in case negotiations fall through.
Buscemi will play Carell’s longtime friend and partner who quits the act. Don Scardino directs from a script by Chad Kultgen, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Jason Reitman. Shooting kicks off in January.