The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, from Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, is the 2013 Opening Night Film on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. The world premiere of this comedy is highly anticipated at the 20th anniversary of the internationally known festival in Austin, TX.
The film will be screening as a Narrative Feature in the Headliners category at 7pm at the historic Paramount Theater on Congress St.
Director: Don Scardino
Writers: Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Jay Mohr, Michael Bully Herbig
Comedy. 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 looks stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
Producers: Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner, Tyler Mitchell
Executive Producers: Diana Pokorny, Vance DeGeneres, Charlie Hartsock, J.C. Spink, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter
Source: SXSW and Warner Bros