The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a comedy film directed by Don Scardino and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell, and Daley & Goldstein. The film follows Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) as he attempts to reunite with his former partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) to take on dangerous street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey).


Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi) are a successful magic act in Las Vegas. Their partnership comes to an end when Anton is injured by Burt during their hotbox trick, and Anton moves to the Far East. When Burt is overshadowed by popular street magician Steve Gray (Carrey), he must convince Anton to return to the act to regain his standing by all means necessary.


  • Jim Carrey as Steve Gray
  • Olivia Wilde as Jane, Burt's former assistant who now works for Gray
  • Steve Carell as Burt Wonderstone
  • Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton
  • Alan Arkin as Rance Holloway, an elderly magician who inspired Burt to become a magician.
  • James Gandolfini as Doug Munny, billionaire owner of the Aztec Casino where Burt and Anton perform.
  • Brad Garrett as Burt's accountant
  • Jay Mohr as Rick the Implausible, a magician
  • Gillian Jacobs as a magic fan who has a one-night stand with Wonderstone
  • David Copperfield as himself
  • Mason Cook as young Burt Wonderstone
  • Michael Herbig as a magician with a German background and a thing for cats


  • Steve Gray's character was described by Scardino as "if David Blaine and Criss Angel had a child."
  • On October 27, 2011, it was reported that Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman and Jessica Biel were in contention for the female lead.



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