Get ready to laugh your hearts out this March 15th 2013 with a new comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone! Starring Steve Carell as Burt Wonderstone, Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton and Jim Carrey as Steve Gray, this new film will take you to where the magic is: Las Vegas. Wonderstone and Marvelton were superstar magicians and have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years now. Until the duo’s friendship falls apart while their careers reached its peak. After they drifted apart, Wonderstone now faces a new street magician, Steve Gray whose stunts are making his acts stale. Burt and Anton must reunite to bring back their magic on top and to renew their lost friendship. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is directed by Don Scardino and also stars Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin. Check out the latest buzz of this new movie below:
“Interview with Don Scardino, Director of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Over the past two decades, director Don Scardino has built up an incredible resume directing a wide variety of TV shows. And while you might have seen his name on such shows as Sports Night, Law & Order, and Ed, more than likely it’s been on 30 Rock, where he directed 38 episodes. Now, Scardino is taking on a new challenge, and it’s directing his first feature, the great-looking comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone which stars Steve Carell as a Vegas magician whose relationship with his partner (Steve Buscemi) becomes strained as the two start getting upstaged by a hipper illusionist (Jim Carrey).
A little over a year ago, I got to visit the set with a few other online reporters when the production was filming at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles. During a break in filming, we did a group interview with Scardino where he talked about working with the great cast, the difference between directing television and feature films, film versus digital and why, the biggest surprise about making a feature, and lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
Before getting to the interview, watch the trailer:
DON SCARDINO: So, you’ve talked to everybody so far. Steve and Steve, have you hit them yet?
One of the Steves. How do you keep the Steves straight on set?
SCARDINO: Easy. One’s dark, one’s blond.
But how do you do it by name, when you say, “We need Steve on set?”
SCARDINO: Who are they? [Laughs] We say “B” or “C?”
Or do they just go everywhere together?
SCARDINO: They have become a duo. I keep looking at them and saying, “We’ve got the new Laurel and Hardy here.” They start working together and their timing off each other, it’s almost like they’re doing a mirror exercise. They really have fallen into this very responsive mirroring of each other. It’s really funny. It’s working on screen too.
We heard a bit about the great scenes you already shot with Jim Carrey. Is he hard to direct because he’s just all over the place?
SCARDINO: No, no, he’s easy to direct because he kind of self-directs. As long as — and we have from day one — agreed about the character and where you’re going. It’s very interesting, his process. He likes to watch playback. He’s a painter you know, and he sort of interprets his own performance graphically, like, “I need to do something better with my eyes. My hands should be here,”
The rest of the interview can be read at Collider
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