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It presumably won’t take any amount of elaborately constructed mirrors or intentional distraction to make The Incredible Burt Wonderstone a runaway hit. It’s directed by Don Scardino, a television veteran with who helmed a season and a half of 30 Rock throughout its run. Stars Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey are playing over-the-top comedic roles that still feel atypical to what we normally see them doing
This tongue-in-cheek trailer features Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Las Vegas magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton at the high point of the dynamic duo's career. But that has passed. Nowadays, audiences want something new and strange. Wonderstone and Marvelton are playing to dwindling crowds while a street performer (Jim Carrey) steals their thunder with bizarre fetes and grungy goth fashion sense.
I'm pretty sure there's a clause in every single contract Meryl Streep signs that she's allowed to do whatever the hell she wants. Suddenly turn Hope Springs into a musical? Sure. Be a famous American playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady? Hey, it won her an Oscar! It might even go so far that every contract for every movie includes a Streep clause
We’ve all heard the classic line about how it’s always more fun to play the villain, but surprisingly you never hear about the benefits of playing the asshole hero. Sure, playing the baddie allows a sense of freedom from consequence...
The Way, Way Back will hit theaters on July 5th, 2013. There it will face off against the sprawling and massively budgeted adventure epic The Lone Ranger as well as another Steve Carell effort, Despicable Me 2. There's some buzz that this indie could be the sleeper hit of the summer, but...
He's got three promising movies coming this year, starting with the upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, leading into the likely summer release of Sundance hit The Way Way Back, and then culminating, of course, in Anchorman 2. Any one of those could make his movie career huge again, and he's got more than a few projects lined up to potentially capitalize on that
Steve Carell has built a career out of playing the sad sack everyman, but in his next movie he’ll drape himself in sequins and become a superstar. The new movie Burt Wonderstone casts Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians out to destroy each other.
Do you ever feel like you must be the unluckiest person in the world? Well, then you would probably relate on some level to the plight of one poor shmuck in Spain who was the only member of his very small town to not win the lottery. While his neighbors celebrating an auspicious win that netted them $950 million, he was the lone loser. It's a story so sad that it's pretty hysterical, so Disney is developing the premise into a new comedy.
Given that Columbia Pictures-- a.k.a. Sony-- was behind the successful and Oscar-lauded Moneyball, it makes sense that they would want to continue being in business with director Bennett Miller. So it's not especially surprising to learn that Sony has picked up the distribution rights to Miller's next film, Foxcatcher
James Gandolfini has been in a few comedies over the course of his career, with roles in movies like Get Shorty, In The Loop, and Surviving Christmas, but they are hardly what he's known for. Thanks to his enormous stature, he has made a career out of playing mafiosos and muscle men, most notably during six seasons of The Sopranos...
At one point in its development Hope Springs looked like the ultimate Oscar bait, uniting Streep with another actor up to her level in Jones, plus Steve Carell going for some post-Office credibility. Now this trailer and the summer release date make this look a whole lot lighter
It worked extremely well when Steve Carell and Toni Collette were paired up as part of the ensemble cast that made Little Miss Sunshine, so it's not hard to see why Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon would want the actors for their directorial debut.
Steve Carell seems to have no shortage of upcoming feature projects, among which is the follow-up to Despicable Me, as well as the upcoming Lorene Scafaria directed Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. While he’s certainly missed on The Office, his growing list of films will give his fans their fill of the actor, once they begin rolling out. This includes the eventual and much-anticipated Anchorman sequel.
Based on the book by Judith Viorst, Alexander is about a young boy who is experiencing the worst 24 hours of his life. He wakes up with gum in his hair, trips on his skateboard, doesn't get a prize in his cereal box, gets yelled at by his teacher...and it just keeps going on and on. He constantly says that he is just going to pack everything up and move to Australia, but at the end of the story his mother ensures him that some days are just like that, "even in Australia."
When I hear the words Magic Kingdom, my mind automatically goes to Disney World. However, the film Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! has nothing to do with theme parks. Those familiar with Terry Brooks’ work may recognize the title, as it’s the first in a series of books by the author, which was published in 1986.
Since it was put on perpetual hiatus, many people are experiencing a serious case of Community withdrawal but thankfully, this week we got a double dose of Gillian Jacobs. The actress was last seen kissing Keira Knightley and Steve Carell in the trailer for Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and, well, it must have been something because Jacobs just joined Carell in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone for a role even more intimate.
It’s kind of unbelievable, given his distinct gravel and recognizable delivery, that Pacino hasn’t been asked to voice an animated character before over the course of his illustrious career. This could be a major win for the producers of the sequel, who perfectly tailored Carell’s voice to Gru and have a shot to do something extraordinary with Pacino.
Adding either of those two to any project would get me excited, but adding both to a Kaufman production has me gasping for air. Winslet, of course, earned her nominations for playing Jim Carrey’s elusive soulmate in Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Keener, meanwhile, played meta games with John Cusack and a frumpy Cameron Diaz for the brilliant Being John Malkovich.
Set to hit shelves on January 10th, Lunatics is about two average soccer dads who are both having a bad day. Their bad days collide, setting off an escalation that builds and builds until they are both running for their lives. According to the book's description on Amazon, before it's all over, the police will become involved, not to mention "soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese."
Just yesterday I was commenting on all of Steve Carell’s upcoming projects, including his recently cast role as a mastermind bank robber in the action comedy Conviction.There’s another film on the horizon that Carell has been attached to for a while now, which now has a director.
So far, The Office has managed to get by and still be funny even without Steve Carell’s Michael Scott serving as the bumbling boss at Dunder Mifflin. And judging by Carell’s growing list of upcoming projects, it appears as though he’s getting by just fine without the popular NBC series. Among the actor’s upcoming roles is a starring part in Silver Pictures’ Conviction.
Deadline reports that Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman and Jessia Biel are in the running to fill out the comedic triangle, though we’re not sure yet what role the actress would play in director Don Scardino’s film. But depending on which actress you choose, you’re going to get a specific tone that could take Wonderstone in completely different directions.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell may not have shared a scene in the season finale of The Office earlier this year, but it's becoming easier and easier to see them in movies together. In addition to staring as antagonists in Bruce Almighty, both comedians lent their voices to the animated adaptation of Horton Hears A Who.
Just a little over an hour ago about the new Charlie Kaufman project Frank or Francis. While the story revealed the subject of the movie - online film critics - one key piece of information the story lacked was who will actually be starring in the movie. As I mentioned, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black and Steve Carell have had their names connected to the project, but it was unknown if they would actually be doing it.
Prepare to hear the name "Bennett Miller" at least once a week for the rest of the year. Thanks to the critical and box office success of Moneyball, Miller has established himself as an early, strong contender for this year's Oscar race. But the filmmaker isn't just bathing in the glow of victory; he's already in pre-production for his next project and a report suggests that he has found his new leading man.