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The film will follow the title character (Steve Carell), a magician who loses his longtime stage partner after a risky stunt goes bad. The illusionist must rediscover his love of magic to dethrone a new rival magician. Jay Mohr will play a magician named Rick the Implausible. Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buscemi have all boarded as well.
Jay Mohr gets stuck doing a lot of crap. While he does have the occational gem on his resume, like the cancelled-too-soon TV show Action, Go, and Jerry Maguire, most of his career has been spent doing crappy movies and short-lived sitcoms. He has talent but rarely gets the opportunity to show it off. Hopefully Burt Wonderstone can do something to buck that trend. The Wrap has learned that Mohr has signed on to star in the Don Scardino-directed magician comedy. In the film, Steve Carrell plays the titular aging slight of hand artist, who sees his career and passion for magic fade when his partner is killed in a dangerous stunt. Coming back from the brink, though, requires him to outperform a rival flashy illusionist. The film already has an amazing supporting cast that includes Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Brad Garrett, Steve Buscemi , and James Gandolfini. In the movie, »
Just when you suspect he’s completely vanished from the face of the Earth, TheWrap reports that Jay Mohr will be appearing in Steve Carell‘s Burt Wonderstone. As they report, he’ll play “Rick the Implausible, a magician,” a role that puts him in the company of Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, and Brad Garrett; Don Scardino will direct
Written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein — along with a little polish from Jason Reitman — the film centers on “a more traditional magic man (Carell) who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist (Carrey) doing dangerous tricks and breaks up with his partner then must find a way to rediscover his love for magic.” TheWrap goes against the grain by saying that he actually “dies in a risky stunt,” but nobody’s losing sleep over the specifics.
Although Mohr‘s appeared in several high-profile films — among them Jerry Maguire, »
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Baby, it's cold outside. So what better way to warm your toes (and your heart) than by curling up with a Christmas movie? But choose wisely, dear reader. Christmas movies can be a minefield of shmaltz. Allow us to present you with our not-quite-definitive list of the best and worst of the genre.
The best ...
It's A Wonderful Life, 1946
It may be an obvious choice and we may nod in half-hearted agreement with the New York Times' original description of the movie as "sentimental" and "facile" but despite that, Capra's ending still makes me weep.
Best moment: "That's a lie Harry Bailey went to war…' A despairing Jimmy Stewart realizes just what he's lost
See also: Miracle »
- Sarah Hughes
Exclusive Jay Mohr has landed a role in "Burt Wonderstone," New Line's comedy starring Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi and James Gandolfini, TheWrap has learned. The actor, comedian and "Last Comic Standing" host and executive producer will play Rick the Implausible, a magician. New Line's movie begins shooting in January. It is about successful Las Vegas magician, Burt Wonderstone, whose partner dies in a risky stunt. After the death, Wonderstone, played by Carell, struggles to rediscover his love for magic and defeat a rival magician. Also read: New Line Wants to »
- Joshua L. Weinstein
Carnage seems to be a pretty good movie, but I have no way of evaluating it without comparing it to the play on which it’s based, God of Carnage, which I saw on Broadway with a perfect cast (James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, and Hope Davis). This isn’t fair to the picture—or to viewers who come to it with a clean slate—but I simply couldn’t erase the memory of that theatrical experience as I watched the film, which director Roman Polanski adapted for the screen with playwright Yasmina Reza. Polanski has staged the movie so it never feels claustrophobic, even though it takes place in one Brooklyn, New York apartment and its adjacent hallway...
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- Andre Soares
Whether you were a kid who would have gladly suffered a million bee stings to date Veda Sultenfuss, or wished that you too could live in a funeral home and have Jamie Lee Curtis as your stepmom, it’s probably a relief to see My Girl star Anna Chlumsky looking hot and happy on the red carpet of The Iron Lady premiere in New York last night. A child actor who didn’t end up rehab or taking off her underwear for money calls for a nostalgia celebration! So what’s Anna been up to since My Girl 2, the film’s almost as satisfying sequel? Since we last saw her sobbing over her mood ring, Chlumsky:
Attended University of Chicago and graduated with a BA in International Studies in 2002. Meanwhile, she didn’t do any screen work between 1998 and 2005. Worked at Harper Collins as an editorial assistant of a »
- Halle Kiefer
THR is bringing us some news in the casting department, with the update that Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett is currently in talks to join Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell. His part sounds like a rather small one — “Carrell’s accountant, whom he fires.” I’d be willing to bet that’s the entire extent of the role.
The actual plot follows “a more traditional magic man (Carell) who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist (Carrey) doing dangerous tricks and breaks up with his partner then must find a way to rediscover his love for magic.” Somewhere along the line, he realizes that an accountant isn’t of great importance.
Very mild snark aside, Wonderstone‘s cast is a rather nice one — Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, and Olivia Wilde all on board the project, which Don Scardino is directing. Shooting on this one will kick off in January, »
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 For a while there it looked like Ariel Vromen's The Iceman was on the verge of falling apart, as James Franco dropped out  of the project. But the hitman biopic is moving along with David Schwimmer  and Chris Evans  added to the cast in recent weeks, and now Winona Ryder has boarded the picture as well in a role once slated for Maggie Gyllenhaal. Ryder will play the wife of mob contract killer Richard Kuklinski, a.k.a. The Iceman (Michael Shannon), who's unaware of the true nature of her husband's career. Ray Liotta and Ryan O'Nan will also star. Based on interview footage and Anthony Bruno's book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, the picture is scheduled to begin production early next year in Louisiana. [Deadline ] After the jump, a former Everybody Loves Raymond star gets fired by a former The Office star, a »
- Angie Han
"Burt Wonderstone" is one of those projects that flies just enough below the radar that we never really paid much attention to it. Yes, it was a very hot script (by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein) but in the past few months the project has amassed an outrageously wonderful cast, which now includes Steve Carell (as the title character), Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini. And now this tale of dueling Las Vegas magicians has, according to the Hollywood Reporter, just added another name to its stellar cast: Emmy-winning actor (and Pixar mainstay) Brad Garrett. The actor, best known for his role on "Everybody Loves Raymond," will play Burt Wonderstone's accountant. The Hollywood Reporter describes the plot of the film as being about a traditional magician (Carell) who is dethroned by a "hipper illusionist doing dangerous tricks." So he breaks up with his partner (apparently firing Garrett's. »
Michael Chabon's "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" could be coming to a screen near you.
According to Collider, director Stephen Daldry wants to turn the novel into a miniseries for HBO.
"I would love to do something for TV," he said. "I wanna do Kavalier & Clay on HBO as an eight-parter. It'll be so much better as a series, honestly."
There's just one catch -- Daldry doesn't have the rights to the book. Paramount does -- though Daldry himself was signed on at one point to direct a film version, the project has continued to languish.
"I spent a year working on it with Michael Chabon, so we're pretty close," Daldry told Collider. "And the rights, good question. Will Paramount give them to me? I don't know. It'll be a really good one. It'd go great with 'Boardwalk Empire.'"
HBO is already working with Chabon and »
- The Huffington Post
Magical Cast Nearly Complete: As a January start date looms, the cast for Burt Wonderstone is nearly complete, with gentle giant Brad Garrett (above, in Music and Lyrics) now in talks for a supporting role. He would join Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Steve Buscemi in the comedy, which revolves around rival Las Vegas magicians. (The Hollywood Reporter) ‘Paradise Lost’ May Be Truly Lost: A start date in January had also been set for Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost, an epic inspired by John Milton’s poem and starring Bradley Cooper, but that’s now been delayed as producers work to pare down the budget, which had crept past $120 million. (Deadline) New Bonnie Gets a New Clyde: A new indie film about the legendary...
- Peter Martin
Despite snagging three Emmys for his work as Ray Romano's older bro Robert on "Everybody Loves Raymond," the six-foot-eight Brad Garrett has failed to reach the heights of movie fame. To date he's snagged only a few supporting film roles, with his most prominent performance being the Easter Island Head in the "Night at the Museum" movies.
That's all about to change as this big guy is about to score big laughs with some big stars in the New Line comedy "Burt Wonderstone" opposite Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, who play rival magicians. According to The Hollywood Reporter Garrett will materialize as Carell's accountant, whom the downtrodden illusionist fires after deciding to reconceive his traditional act for hip, younger audiences.
This will be Carrey and Carell's third outing together after "Bruce Almighty" and the animated "Horton Hears a Who!" and Garrett fits right into their wheelhouse. Although it is a small supporting role, »
- Max Evry
Burt Wonderstone is already looking like a movie with enough magical star-power to lift it off the ground. With Steve Carell set to star, and Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini and Steve Buscemi also attached, not to mention Olivia Wilde, the cast of New Line's magician comedy is already top notch. Factor Brad Garrett into the equation and there may even more reason to speculate over whether this movie could manage to live up to the sum of its parts. Directed by 30 Rock.s Don Scardino, Burt Wonderstone stars Carell as a Las Vegas musician who.s out-shined by a flashy illusionist who gains attention for their dangerous tricks. (The words .mind. and .freak. come to mind here...) Carell.s character breaks up with his partner and sets off to .find a way to rediscover his love for magic.. This, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which posted the news that Everybody »
The film will follow a magician after he breaks up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip" street magician appears on the scene. The Everybody Loves Raymond star will play a supporting role as Steve Carell's accountant, whom he fires.
Steve Carell will play the magic man who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist doing dangerous tricks. He breaks up with his partner and must find a way to rediscover his love for magic. Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buscemi have all signed on already.
Production is scheduled to start in January 2012.
Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) is in talks to join the comedy Burt Wonderstone, which tells the story rival magicians in Las Vegas. Steve Carell stars as a more traditional magician who is upstaged by a hip, dangerous illusionist played by Jim Carrey. The impressive cast also features James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and S teve Buscemi. According to THR, Garrett will play Carrell's accountant, at least until the magician fires him. Director Don Scardino (30 Rock) is gearing up for a January start date. Hit the jump for details on Mark Moses' role in the upcoming second season of The Killing. (Spoilers for season one of The Killing follow.) THR reports that Moses will play Lt. Carlson, "a new detective who joins the Seattle police department and the investigation into Rosie's death." TV Line offers more detail on the role, referring to Carlson as "a clean-cut, well-dressed lawman in his »
- Brendan Bettinger
Brad Garrett, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his work on Everybody Loves Raymond, is in negotiations to join the high-powered cast of Burt Wonderstone, New Line’s magician comedy. Steve Carell toplines the movie, set in the world of rival Las Vegas magicians. Carell plays a more traditional magic man who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist doing dangerous tricks. He breaks up with his partner and must find a way to rediscover his love for magic. Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi already are on board. Garrett will play a supporting role as Carrell’s
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The Five Most Overqualified Casts in Terrible Movies It's got De Niro and Pacino. What could go wrong? by Carlos Cabrera Nothing helps market a movie more than a big-name movie star... unless it’s two movie stars. Or three. Or six. No matter how bad your movie is, you can just keep adding stars to the mix until the audience is so overwhelmed they accept whatever is happening onscreen. To commemorate the release of a film using just such a ploy (New Year’s Eve), we’re looking at five other films with casts that should have made up for any other shortcomings. Except... they didn’t. 1. All the King’s Men (2006) Overqualified Cast: Sean Penn, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson When you remake an award-winning film that was itself based on a classic piece of literature, Oscar buzz is [...] »
- Carlos Cabrera
Clips, interviews with cast and filmmakers and plenty of images from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn The Warner Bros. Pictures drama helmed by Stephen Daldry, opens in limited areas on December 25th, followed by a wide release on January 20th, 2012. Eric Roth adapts the screenplay from the Jonathan Safran Foer bestselling novel of the same title. Expect incredible performances from this one. Also in the cast are John Goodman, Max von Sydow, James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and Adrian Martinez. In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center »
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