While Steve Carell has been positioned as the next big comedy star, the projects he’s chosen have been disappointments for the most part. For every “Crazy Stupid Love” there has been a “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World,” while an ambitious concept like “Dinner For Schmucks” (a remake of much better and excellent French film “The Dinner Game“) may have done decently at the box office (barely) but wasn’t exactly all that memorable. Now comes “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” another big idea comedy that unfortunately looks pretty tedious.
The first trailer has dropped for the movie and presents Carell and Steve Buscemi as a magician duo whose old timey Las Vegas show is losing audience members to the flashier stylings of the Criss Angel-like Jim Carrey (who, admittedly, gets the few laughs here). So the magician pair look to change their game, enlisting the help of Alan Arkin and…well, you’ll see for yourself. But it says something that one of the selling points is a joke about holding in your pee. Oh yeah, and Olivia Wilde is in here doing something, but we’re not sure what yet.
Anyway, it doesn’t look all that promising and we’re also curious what the spray tan budget on this was. Looks expensive. Watch below. [images via FilmTV]