• Thu, Jan 12 2012

First Look: Steve Carell Is A Magician In Burt Wonderstone

We are all for comedy stars making drastic transformations for new roles. Sacha Baron Cohen recently debuted his new personality for The Dictator, and now Steve Carell is channeling Siegfried & Roy.

Would you look at that hair!

Honestly, were it not for the doofy grin, we wouldn’t recognize the Crazy, Stupid, Love star in his new role: Playing the titular magician in Burt Wonderstone. Not to mention the shaved chest, a far cry from the famous hair-removal scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin years ago. The movie sounds pretty funny: Burt is a Las Vegas mainstay who gets elbowed out of the spotlight by a new upstart, played by Jim Carrey.

The cast also includes Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and most importantly, Steve Buscemi.

I’m gonna say it now: Even though this sounds funny, it would take a really tight script and stellar improv for Steve and Jim to surpass 2011′s most unexpected movie magician: David Tennant in leather and guyliner to play a Criss Angel lookalike in the horror flick Fright Night.

[HuffPo via BuzzFeed]

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