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Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi may be getting magical with Burt Wonderstone

Nov. 2, 2011by:
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Just a few days after hearing about the shortlist of ladies up for the lead female role in the dueling magician comedy BURT WONDERSTONE starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, it now seems we've got a winner.

According to THR, the lovely Olivia Wilde (IN TIME) is now in talks to take on the film's female leading role. She'll play Carell's love interest, who at first starts as his assistant but later moves on to work for Carrey. While I really like Wilde in the sense that I really like looking at her, I also feel that it's a totally blah and safe choice in light of that fact that the part could've gone to more interesting comedic women such as Sarah Silverman or Judy Greer. But whatever.

(Note: Deadline is claiming that Wilde is not a lock and that Silverman and Greer may still be in the running since they "made strong impressions" with the studio.)

Meanwhile, the always great Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire") is also in talks to join the film. He's said to be up for the part of Carell's longtime friend and partner who ends up quitting the act.

BURT WONDERSTONE is scheduled to begin production in January.

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2:52AM on 11/03/2011
sounds pretty cool! Carrell, Buscemi, and Carey in a film together sounds epic!
sounds pretty cool! Carrell, Buscemi, and Carey in a film together sounds epic!
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11:19AM on 11/02/2011
i'd like to cast my vote for Judy Greer also
i'd like to cast my vote for Judy Greer also
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8:20AM on 11/02/2011
While I'm still optimistic Judy Greer will win out in light of the studio's claim, Steve Buscemi can make any movie more appealing to me, particularly opposite the likes of Carell and Carrey.
While I'm still optimistic Judy Greer will win out in light of the studio's claim, Steve Buscemi can make any movie more appealing to me, particularly opposite the likes of Carell and Carrey.
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