Former Office star and major movie star Steve Carrell is learning magic for his next role, and new pictures from the movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, have popped up online.
In the film Carrell plays Burt Wonderstone, a flamboyant Las Vegas magician threatened by the arrival of Steve Gray, an edgy new magician played by Jim Carrey.
To compete with Gray, Wonderstone begins to add more outrageous tricks to his show, leading to a major accident on stage and the downward spiral of his character’s career. Did I mention it’s a comedy?
Warner Brothers sent USA Today two images from Burt Wonderstone to begin promoting the movie. In one of the photos Steve Carrell and co-star Jim Carrey both sport wigs with excessive hair. The director, Don Scardino, had this to say:
“This is definitely a wig picture. The hair budget was killer. Jim Carrey wears a really outrageous one.”
The other photo shows Carrell with co-star Steve Buscemi, who plays Wonderstone’s assistant in the film.
Carrell decided to go all out to make sure his character would be convincing to audiences. During production he shaved his chest and got weekly spray tans:
“That’s among the most humiliating of experiences. To be in your bikini underwear and be sprayed head-to-toe in a glossy bronze hue. But this is a very self-centered, arrogant sort of a peacock and I felt he should look that way.”
The trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone arrives on Friday and the movie comes to theaters on March 8, 2013.
Overall 2013 looks to be a huge year for Steve Carrell who will also be seen starring in Foxcatcher, Despicable Me 2 and The Way Way Back.
Below are the two pictures Warner Brothers sent USA Today.
Are you interested in seeing The Incredible Burt Wonderstone next March?