About the Film

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 is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.

"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 magic assistant, Jane. Alan Arkin stars as old-school illusionist Rance Holloway; James Gandolfini as casino mogul Doug Munny; and Jim Carrey as the team's number one rival, Steve Gray.

The film was directed by Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (TV's "30 Rock"), from a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John

Francis Daley ("Horrible Bosses") and story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. It was produced by Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner and Tyler Mitchell. Diana Pokorny, Charlie Hartsock, Vance DeGeneres, J.C. Spink, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter served as executive producers.

The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Matthew Clark (TV's "30 Rock"), production designer Keith Cunningham ("Ocean's Eleven," "Star Trek"), editor Lee Haxall ("Crazy, Stupid, Love.") and costume designer Dayna Pink ("Crazy, Stupid, Love."). The music was composed by Lyle Workman.

David Copperfield, the world's most successful magician, served as a special consultant and also appears in the film, as himself.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a New Line Cinema presentation of a Benderspink/Carousel Production, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language."

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    Steve Carell

    Steve Carell (Burt Wonderstone / Producer) is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. First gaining recognition for his contributions as a


  • thumbnail photo of Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton

    Steve Buscemi

    Steve Buscemi (Anton Marvelton) has built a career out of portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in recent cinema.


  • thumbnail photo of Olivia Wilde as Jane

    Olivia Wilde

    OLIVIA WILDE (Jane) has just completed production on Paul Haggis' "The Third Person," a romantic drama with three interconnecting storylines, with an


  • thumbnail photo of Jim Carrey as Steve Gray

    Jim Carrey

    JIM CARREY (Steve Gray) is an award-winning actor who has been honored for both his dramatic and comedic work.


  • Alan Arkin

    ALAN ARKIN (Rance Holloway), long one of the most respected artists of the stage and screen, won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his


  • James Gandolfini

    JAMES GANDOLFINI (Doug Munny) has made his mark in a variety of motion picture and television roles. Gandolfini appeared last year in Kathryn


  • Don Scardino

    Don Scardino's directing career spans theater, television and film. He was a producer/director of NBC's hit comedy "30 Rock" for five seasons, earning two Emmy Awards and the Producers Guild of


  • Chris Bender

    Chris Bender (Producer) established Benderspink with partner J.C. Spink in November of 1998 with "American Pie" in post-production and fourteen writer clients signed to their management company.


  • Steve Carell

    Steve Carell (Producer) – Please See Cast Section

  • Jake Weiner

    Jake Weiner (Producer) joined Benderspink in 2001 as president of production and was named a partner in 2006. He began his career at New Line Cinema in 1996, where he worked in production and development.


  • Tyler Mitchell

    Tyler Mitchell (Producer / Story) is a film and television producer who began his career at age 19 as an intern for New Line Cinema. After graduating college, he gained hands-on production knowledge as a


  • Diana Pokorny

    Diana Pokorny (Executive Producer) most recently served as an executive producer on Seth Gordon's hit comedy "Horrible Bosses," starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis,


  • Vance DeGeneres

    Vance DeGeneres (Executive Producer), born and raised in New Orleans, started his entertainment career by working as a radio announcer and playing in rock bands while still in high school.


  • Charlie Hartsock

    Charlie Hartsock (Executive Producer) is originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio and is a graduate of Denison University, where he first met Steve Carell. Shortly after graduation, Hartsock moved to


  • J.C. Spink

    J.C. Spink (Executive Producer) established Benderspink with partner Chris Bender in November of 1998 with "American Pie" in post-production and fourteen writer clients signed to their


  • Richard Brener

    Richard Brener (Executive Producer) has been a New Line Cinema veteran for more than a decade, and currently serves as president of production for the company.


  • Walter Hamada

    Walter Hamada (Executive Producer) is New Line Cinema's Senior Vice President of Production. Among the feature films he has supervised are "Final Destination 5," "A Nightmare on Elm Street"


  • Dave Neustadter

    Dave Neustadter (Executive Producer) has been a development executive with New Line Cinema since 2007 and currently serves as the Vice President of Production for the studio. He most recently


  • Jonathan Goldstein

    Jonathan Goldstein (Screenplay/Story) recently co-wrote the screenplay for the hit ensemble comedy "Horrible Bosses," with writing partner John Francis Daley. In addition, the two co-wrote


  • John Francis Daley

    John Francis Daley (Screenplay/Story) came to national attention as an actor when he was cast in the lead role of Sam Weir in the critically acclaimed Judd Apatow-produced television series "Freaks and Geeks" alongside Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jason Segel.


  • Chad Kultgen

    Chad Kultgen (Story) is an acclaimed author, screenwriter and television writer. His novels include the national bestselling cult classic The Average American Male, which sold over 100,000


  • Matthew Clark

    Matthew Clark (Director of Photography) has been shooting narrative features, television series and commercials for the past 15 years. He has worked with numerous acclaimed directors in features and television, including Don Scardino, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Randall Einhorn, Gina Kim, and Jay Chandrasekhar.


  • Keith Cunningham

    Keith Cunningham (Production Designer) most recently designed Jonathan Kasdan's "The First Time," a romantic comedy drama which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011,


  • Lee Haxall

    Lee Haxall (Editor) won an Emmy Award in 2004 for editing the pilot of the fan-favorite series "Arrested Development," and a CableAce Award in 1997 for editing HBO's "Arli$$."


  • Dayna Pink

    Dayna Pink (Costume Designer) marks her third creative collaboration with Steve Carell on "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," following her recent work on the romantic drama


  • Lyle Workman

    Lyle Workman (Composer) enjoys the fruits of a diversified career, whether it's composing feature film music, studio work for major recording artists, or performing on world stages.