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Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell set pics from BURT WONDERSTONE might just blow your mind

Word up ladies and gentlemen? Muldoon here with some pretty pics of two of Hollywoods biggest funnymen all decked out and magicianified for a flick they're currently shooting out in Las Vegas. Now BURT WONDERSTONE wasn't a flick that was even on my radar, though based on just these pics and the fact that Carrell and Carrey rarely let me down - I'll be there opening day. Of course having the lovely Olivia Wilde, the comanding badassness of James Gandolfini, and Steve Buscemi (who we all know can do no wrong) supporting these two comedy giants in a movie about rival magicians can't hurt either.

First up, is a Chris Angel style Jim Carrey pic straight from the fine folks over at Minus any context whatsoever, he's got that signature Jim Carrey (this shit's going to rock you) smile going on and looks to be having a good time. There seem to be quite a few more pics of Carrey here.


Next up we've got Steve Carrell decked out like the crazy awesome lovechild of Sigfried and Roy with a dash of Liberace. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the source for this pic and there's no watermark, so if anyone knows where it originated - please shoot me a heads up.



It looks like we might have a badass fun little movie on our hands. The Don Scardino directed film written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, and Chad Kultgen looks to be coming out sometime in 2013. I for one can't wait to check it out.


Mike McCutchen




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  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by jjensen9971


  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by jjensen9971

    Love it

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by jjensen9971

    Sexy b*tches

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by Roffstafarian

    BTW, happy 50th Mr. Carrey!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Of Freaks and Geeks fame?

    by alan_poon

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST



    Ewwww, don't blow me kisses! Icky!

  • which of course makes them ripe for parody. Could potentially be pretty funny.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    muldoon's on a fire today!

    by BILLY

    Man, the cast alone is fucking great. A Bill Murray additon would be great

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Jim Carey rarely lets you down?

    by slone13

    Mr Poppers Penguins... Yes Man... Number 23... Fun With Dick and Jane... Has he done anything BUT let people down lately? The last really good movie he made was Eternal Sunshine in 2004.

  • this movie serves as an attempt to rehabilitate two guys that have had a pretty low output recently. This could be good but it will probably be along the line of Blades of Steel where the gimmick wears off fast.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by hitchhiker42

    You obviously missed seeing: • I Love You Phillip Morris • Lemony Snickets • Horton Hears a Who (i thought it was cute, nothing amazing and yes nothing like the original story)

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by justmyluck

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by blackwood


  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    with steve carrell as ric flair

    by jesus 2099


  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    please stop the xoxo thing

    by sunwukong86

    you're not a 12 year old girl

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    WTF - studio press agents are writing for AICN now?

    by Odkin

    This was the stupidest article I've seen here in months. Literally insultingly stupid. "Word up"? "flick"? "this shit's gonna rock you"? "Carrell and Carrey rarely let me down"? "I'll be there opening day"? The articles reads EXACTLY like that old Onion columnist "Jackie Harvey - The Outside Scoop". Half retarded, half oblivious. A couple of clearly studio-released beauty shots of two washed-up lead actors and this pinhead gushes "we might have a badass fun little movie on our hands"? Does anyone give a rat's ass whose press office released these photos? Exactly WHAT Steve Carrel and Jim Carrey movies have been funny lately? Or successful? Looks to me like this movie just needs Rob Schneider and Mike Meyers to REALLY make the hack writer have an orgasm.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    rarely let you down?

    by ratfarts've got to set your bar a little higher my man. These guys have done nothing but lay big turds lately.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Steve waxed his chest

    by Nuck81

    That is one hairy dude

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    So many angry people here

    by Chris

    I love all the angry readers of AICN who with every news article have to insert some kind of witty, insulting, and angry rant chastising the author of the news piece. Also, you'd think a bunch of pretentious film nerds who have nothing positive to say about anything would be able to come up with better internet handles. I'm hopeful this movie will be good. Two funny actors lampooning all the so serious celebrity magicians sounds like a good time to me.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Hopefully they go the "Anchorman" route...

    by lowman

    And have a bunch of other cameos of big comidic actors as rivals. Love to see a crazy Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd as a Penn/Teller dou. Maybe Ben Stiller as a David Copperfield type. Or Lonely Island as a wierd Blueman Group.Owen Wilson as David Blane? Could be good.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    All I see is a couple of really bad wigs...

    by Skyway Moaters

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    there should be a penn and teller inspired act

    by BizarroJerry

    Have them as the big bullies in the movie.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Carrell and Carrey rarely let you down?

    by Bass Ackwards

    I think this flick looks like a lot of fun, but the list of crappy to mediocre movies between these two surely outnumbers the list of good movies.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Cameos that should be:

    by Bass Ackwards

    Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder and of course Will Arnett as Gob.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by Bass Ackwards

    Yep, same Daly as Freaks and Geeks (he was also a writer on Horrible Boss).

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I've never even heard of "Muldoon" until today, so...

    by Mel

    I guess it makes sense that they've never let him down. He's obviously never seen any of their "movies"

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    if we're lucky

    by Pooter the Clown

    this will be zoolander with magicians.* * this statement does not apply to zoolander haters

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Yes Alan poon

    by xcornealiousx

    John Francis Daley has been quite busy writing scripts. I wish he'd get in on some of the Apatow action though. It's time for the Geeks to rise, and let the Freaks take a rest! Well at least John and Martin.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Looks great based on...

    by MaxHeadroom

    It looks great based on just two still photos? Come on, that's a bit absurd to say, isn't it? I've thought Carrey is hit or miss (about half and half) and I like Carrell. so, it MIGHT be OK, at least the idea of them teaming isn't the worst idea I ever heard. But I need more than two still photos to help me out here!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Sign Jim Carrey up for the Iggy Pop biopic

    by kevred

    Based on that first pic, anyway.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    erh.... who?

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    I saw A Series of Unfortunate Events and Horton Hears A Who. They weren't entirely awful, but they certainly weren't very good either. Which leaves I Love You Phillip Morris as the only (potentially) decent movie Carey's made in nearly a decade.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    And how does Muldoon already have a cartoon avatar?

    by slone13

    As melgibsoncalledmethnword noted, I've never heeard of him before today. Where'd he come from? Hey Muldoon, what's your story? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    The pic of Steve Carell had me laughing

    by CreasyBear

    pretty hard, so this is at least on the radar now as far as I'm concerned.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    "Ben Stiller as a David Copperfield type"?

    by Chuck

    Hell yes. Let's get some Tony Wonder up in here.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    seen this before

    by wormcheck

    Pairing two kinda funny ex tv show comedians together in a high concept half ass written scripted blah blah blah....

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Carell is great

    by Monolith_Jones

    He is genuinely funny and an all around good actor.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    A kind of bizarro version of 'The Prestige'?

    by richievanderlow

    C-Nol's lawyers should get ready.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Muldoon, they should have an introductory post for you

    by happybunni

    What the hell.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    They rarely let

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by Fritzlorrerains

    Low standards, my friend.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    What happened to the

    by daggor

    Jim Carrey-as-a-gigolo movie? (Not the Carrey-and-Ben-Stiller-as-robot-gigolos. The other one)

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Can't stand Carrey but...

    by kurtisaurus

    That my friends made me laugh. Plus anything to poke fun at the David Blaine / Criss Angel douchefest is okay by me.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Daley was also in Waiting

    by sunwukong86

    the new trainee dude

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by Michael

    "Word up?" Really? Oh dear....

  • Not to mention the fact that it makes no sense whatsoever. Even forgiving the massively outdated 'word up' attempt at a catchphrase, which just makes you sound like someone's grandfather who is trying to sound 'cool' and 'hip', but failing miserably, there is still the fact that you are, inexplicably, ending a greeting with a question mark. Are you asking us if our word is up? Are you enquiring of us what particular word is up ladies and gentlemen in general? Are you trying to prove that proper punctuation and grammar has no place in the modern world? Is it a pre-requisite in becoming a contributor for AICN that you must post, at least partially, in Harry-speak? Come on, enquiring minds want to know!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Isn't this one of those re-teaming past comedy duos things?

    by MrBoinfoint

    I mean, they were both in Bruce Almighty, and it was -- kinda-- good. Good enough to warrant a mediocre sequel which somehow convinced Steve Carell he should be a headliner instead of an ensemble standout. Now here he is, squaring off with Carrey yet again, but this time they'll most likely be billed as equals. Steve Carell has only once managed to successfully headline a movie. 40 Year Old Virgin. Other than that he was a standout with five good lines in Anchorman, one good scene in Bruce Almighty, and a not-bad pass at a dramatic role in Little Miss Sunshine. Everything else has been forgettable. Because he's just not a headliner. Carrey meanwhile is trying to climb back from a decade of poor decisions. He tried to delve into kiddie movies to increase his marketability, but this is a guy who made his name as a burn victim and a tranny action superheroine when he wasn't yodeling out of his ass. The real problem was his high-concept comedies started being a little same-y and his antics weren't quite as shocking anymore. There was once an actual modicum of danger to his performance. Maybe he realized he just wasn't as out there as Andy Kaufman and could never get there and cashed in on the fart-joke money train like Eddie Murphy. Still, I have to admit, Carell does look damn funny as a questionably coiffed magician. No doubt he'll have a hot model wife he ignores. And Carrey seems to be channeling a little Iggy Pop in there along with ripping extreme street magicians like Criss Angel. It might be moderately funny if it doesn't seem too desperate.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    contrived catch-phrases are called "crutches"

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    because weak writers tend to lean heavily on them. that said...

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Muldoon is a troll account by someone in AICN

    by SpaghettiWall

    They're now spiting you motherfuckers with this created writer.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Steve Carell

    by dukeroberts

    He just left his show last year and Crazy, Stupid, Love. was pretty damn good. Give Steve a break. Now Jim Carrey? Have at 'im!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    everyone else has said it....

    by Philip Tolken

    these two never let you down?

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Movie could very well suck, but the photos made me laugh...

    by SK229

    always thought a comedy about two competing motivational speakers or magicians should be made in the vein of Zoolander. Lampoon that whole world. And it looks like they have gone the Doug Henning/David Copperfield versus Chris Angel/David Blaine route.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by Adam13

    Did you mean, ". . . proper punctuation and grammar HAVE no place in the modern world"? Glass houses, and all that.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde is in this?

    by Ronald Raygun

    Does that mean she'll be in a magician's assistant costume? Oh gosh, just the thought of that makes me.... Excuse me. I need to be alone for a minute.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Why is it that one day seemingly all comedians with only a few exceptions (Carlin), just...stop being funny. Like I said there is a very short list of exceptions but the vast, vast majority of all comedians seem to wake up one day and completely lose the ability to make people laugh. In a lot of cases, their attempts post unfunny wake up are embarassing, (Chevy Chae, Eddie Murphy). Is great comedy built out of hunger? Does success spoil comedy? I've always wondered this and would like to hear others opinions. Before anyone says it, I know that the comedians who lost it have had brief moments of comeback in them, but in cases like Murphy, the few moments that he's made us laugh sin the early 90's have been him trying really, really hard to parody his early success, i.e. the cornbread scene in Life. I'm talking about people like Chase, Murphy, Sandler who made you laugh at EVERYTHING they did, so to say a five minute scene in one movie made in the last 20 years is proof that he/they can still bring it is ludicrous.

  • I hope she does.FUCK!!

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    John Francis Daley from "Bones"??

    by Richard L. Rhodes

    YES.Had to look that up! "The shrink" in Bones..., is a writer! His first screenplay was for "Horrible Bosses"

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Ya whos


    Muldoon? And who's NORDLING for that matter, I know NORDLING had been around for a little while now but new writers to the site never introduce themselves first :p

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    I guess I walked right into that, adam13

    by Stegman84

    However in my defence I am actually dyslexic, and I'm also not passing myself off as a writer/contributor for a major website, so there is that...

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by rhaemye

    Stop doing that, please.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Carrell excels in a movie that lets him be bizarre

    by smackfu

    and it looks like they're letting him be pretty bizarre in this one.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    new writers introducing themselves

    by koalaofdoom1982

    Given the assured abuse your going to get as a writer on here why bother introducing yourself prior to publishing? Surely it just gives the trolls more to feed on. I'm sure we'll get to know Muldoon through his writing as time comes. Maybe he is one of the "changes" Harry alluded too in his sopa piece. Either way, a good start Muldoon with the WTF article. This i'm kind of meh about....

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by kim

    I miss Carrell on The Office, but I buy this!!! And Buscemi and Gandolfini!!! Last Carrey movie was horrible. It was for kids, but not very clever kids. But he's a great actor for me. First Prometheus, then this, and the rest for later.

  • ... is that no one gives a crap about all of the "so serious celebrity magicians." When was the last time you heard someone talkin' around the water cooler about how they've love to see David Blaine get taken down a notch in some kind of parody? Outside of this talkback, when was the last time you saw Doug Henning's name? (frankly, I loved that guy way back then, lol, what a fruit!) David Copperfield's? Oh well. On an unrelated note, now that I occasionally post (and don't just "lurk") I now see just how annoying not having an "edit" button is, and what the talkbackers have been bitchin' about for years. Jeesh. Even the most basic forum setups usually have an "edit" button ... well, perhaps not.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Muldoon...NOT off to a good start

    by benlinus

    "Word up" makes you look like an a-hole, but that's been said already. Also, your entire "article" is riddled with studio cliches "two of Hollywood's biggest funnymen" or "I'll be there opening day" C'mon man, what, you work for Universal? Just speak to us like a regular fucking human being, we're not morons. You sound like your trying to sell us cleaning products! Oh, regarding Carrey, he has done TWO, count em' TWO "Jim Carrey" movies in the last 12 years, Me, Myself & Irene and Bruce Almighty, both of which are awesome. Spotless Mind was great but not a real "Carrey" movie. Still, the guys gets a lifetime pass from me. The guy had a stretch from 1994-2000 that is remarkable. The outtakes at the end of Liar Liar remain some of the funniest shit Ive ever seen!

  • These are shots from a few days ago of a scene where Carrell is suspended over the strip in a glass box. Buscemi & Miss Wilde on set with him. Sorry, boys...she's wearing slacks...but hopefully she'll be in the more revealing satin leotard & fishnets at some point in the flick!! <p> Gallery Here: <p>

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    John Francis Daley from "Bones"??

    by oisin5199

    I think you mean John Francis Daley from Freaks and Geeks. Still wish they would have kept Stephen Fry.

  • Wow, dude. If your intent was to point out absurdity with absurdity, mission accomplished.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    In related news, Dane Cook complains about stolen material ...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And Hollywood decries the greediness of corporations and "rich fat cats" while insisting that their intellectual property should get special protections. Yes, sir! It's clearly WTF day here at AICN.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    No worries, Stegman

    by Adam13

    I say exactly what you're seeing. ;) Seriously, though, of course we all make mistakes. I'm kind of a grammar Nazi myself, and it's a kick in the pants when you screw up while correcting someone else. And you are, of course, right about the article being clichéd and immature. I guess it just seemed like Muldoon, for someone making his/her first article post, was really taking the shit. People can improve. Amusing aside: Though I don't think I'm dyslexic, I once wrote that people should "sue" the service company I worked for rather than "use" them. Luckily, someone caught it before publication.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    @ richievanderlow: Yes, it is Bizarro THE PRESTIGE!

    by Chris Moody

    Even though I have not seen the trailer or viewed any other photos, I suspect that they end up working as a team in the end...probably against other more "modern" shows. :-P

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Can Carrey be funny once again?

    by Onin Solstice

    I hope so. But it is highly dubious.

  • Jan. 19, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    @ Bicycle Sharer

    by benlinus

    Where in my post did I say that he was being "unoriginal" you fucking TWAT...I hope someone shits in your mouth until you drop dead......