Steve Carell discusses his experiences working on the set of his new comedy movie 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' which sees him play the title character, a magician, who drifts apart from his partner Anton Marvelton as their once prolific success dwindles as a younger, more hip trickster arrives in Las Vegas.
Carell talks about how he's always had his inner magician 'lurking underneath', his experiences working with legendary illusionist David Copperfield and what it's like reuniting with his 'Bruce Almighty' co-star Jim Carrey who plays his long-haired magic rival in the new movie.
Burt Wonderstone wanted to be a superstar magician ever since he was a young boy watching his idol Rance Holloway perform tricks on TV. Enlisting his best friend Anton Marvelton as his partner, the pair became stars beyond their wildest dreams wowing audiences in Las Vegas for the best part of 30 years. However, after a while being the biggest magic stars in America, ticket sales begin to drop and the pair find themselves drifting apart from each other. It doesn't help that a young, charismatic new street magician called Steve Gray has arrived on the scene becoming a massive hit among young magic fans. After Burt and Anton embark on a new stunt, attempting to stay suspended in a box with each other, they realise that their friendship is long forgotten and Anton moves abroad. Burt must meet with his hero Rance and reconnect with what made him love magic in the first place in order to reunite with his friend once more.
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' is a hilarious new comedy directed by Don Scardino ('30 Rock') and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Horrible Bosses'), and Chad Kultgen ('Southern Discomfort', 'Waiting to Die'). It is set for release in UK cinemas from March 15th 2013.