Movie Premiere Press Release - Burt Wonderstone



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World Premiere of
Monday, March 11



Red carpet arrivals at the world premiere of THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE on Monday, March 11 at Grauman’s Chinese in Hollywood.




From the film: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey, Jay Mohr, Brad Garrett, Gillian Jacobs, magician David Copperfield writers Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, and director Don Scardino. Celebrity guests to follow.




Monday, March 11, 2012




Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Crew Arrivals: 5:00PM

6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00PM


Screening: 7:00PM

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.

For further information, please contact:
Broadcast: Kim Lerner (818) 954-6718 Print: Gina Soliz (818) 954-6705
Photo: Dustin Wissmiller (818) 954-6585 Online: Orna Pickens (818) 954-6290
International: Diana Larios (818) 954-4537
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THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE has been rated “PG-13” by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language.”

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, opening March 15, 2013, is a New Line Cinema presentation of a Benderspink/Carousel Production, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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