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Burt Wonderstone

Postby grinchy steve » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:26 am

According to Pajiba.com, Jim Carrey has been offered a role in BURT WONDERSTONE scripted by John Francis Daley (Freaks And Geeks, Bones) and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind the comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES.

The story is about “a magician who loses everything after his ego and his refusal to do new tricks leads his partner to leave him and his show is cancelled. Burt’s childhood idol eventually reminds Burt what magic is all about, and Burt has to convince his partner to return so they can pull off that one magic trick that has eluded him.”


The website also said that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno), who’s going to be busy with Martin Scorsese‘s 3D adaptation, HUGO CABRET, is also interested in this project but it’s unclear whether he wants to play the lead role Burt or the partner. No director is attached to BURT WONDERSTONE yet but New Line expects production to start in January.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby TNPihl » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:36 pm

Interesting project. :) say yes
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby indy-jones » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:56 am

It's good to know that Jim is still being offered some new projects as much Leo DiCaprio is. Let's hope he makes as much of them as possible!
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby fluffy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:35 am

not sure about this one.....maybe if we had more info....
biut it's interesting to note that 'The Beaver' is troubleset.......
that abusive, Racist git Gibson was NEVER gonna be the right choice.......his acting career is all but over now.........
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby grinchy steve » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:30 am

I don't care about the personal life of Mel Gibson. Neither about the press surrounding him to spice things up. Don't we all have weak moments? The guy is a very talented actor and a great director. I think it was always weird how people (even Johnny Depp) are defending Roman Polanski ... that guy did some very wrong things that are a thousand times worse, not even rumors, actual facts. I think he should be in jail for that. On the other hand, that doesn't change the fact 'The Pianist' is one of my favorite movies, a modern classic in every possible way. So, same for Mel Gibson

But anyway ... ON TOPIC ... The 'Freaks/Geeks' guy is behind it and his other upcoming movie has got a OK-cast. (Aniston, Farrell, Bateman, Spacey, etc) It's directed by Seth Rogen. So I think there's a possibility this new project kinda has the same tone and/or humor. The story sounds ok so far. Waiting for more news.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby YesGirl » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Sounds a little cliche, but if Jim does decide to do it, hopefully it'll be gold!
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby Canadian Jayne » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:41 am

It's an interesting name.
Burt - reminds me of sesame street
Wonderstone - Condected to Wonderful
Stone - Hardened

I wonder if his name is connected to his personality.
I love it when a movie uses wierd and wonderful name.
Eg. the James Bond movies just to go through some of
the names they used are quite funny
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby grinchy steve » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:17 am

Damn, seems that Steve Carell is in for this project. That would be great if it was next to Jim Carrey, but he's taking the role that was offered to Jim.

This sounded way more interesting than the other projects, btw.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby Happygal » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:41 pm

That's a real bummer. I like Steve Carell, but this sounds perfect for Jim.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby Happygal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:40 am

Looks like Jim might be in the movie after all.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=83111
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby grinchy steve » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:14 am

Jim Carrey is negotiating to star opposite Steve Carell? :D How about that! My two fave american comedians in one movie.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby fluffy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:31 am

I think Jim would have a blast working with his pal Steve, they'll be great together again........ :D
If he does do the film, i predict a Massive box office hit for them both. :D
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby chips and dip » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:46 pm

:D (insert cheering here) :D
Do we know if it is still the Horrible Bosses guys' script that they are going with? I just bought that movie yesterday and it really is hilarious.
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby fluffy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:52 pm

no idea at the moment, but watch this space as soon as we know you'll know too.... :D

awe, i'm really happy for Jim y'know.....the fact that he's going to be doing a film with a friend and will hopefully have a really great, positive and fun working experience.... :D
From the bottom of my paws i like to see Jim in a happy place..... :D
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Re: Burt Wonderstone

Postby EvaAraujo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:46 pm

Well, untill Jim confirms, all they really are, is just rumors.
Still, I'm looking forward to see him again soon and honestly I don't care which movie or with whom (although I do like Steve).
Whatever he sells, I'm buying...

Only after seeing it I can relate to a character or story, but since I love his filmography, I don't think I'll be disappointed. :P
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