by Hannah Soo Park
One look at Steve Carell’s plasticky mullet for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” was quite the tease on its own, but now we’ve got the movie’s first trailer to get us in on all the tacky Vegas action — and by “action,” we’re referring to what looks to be the ultimate face-off between our two favorite Steves (Carell and Buscemi) and a very Criss-Angel-inpsired Jim Carrey.
Watch the trailer below!
In case you were blinded by the velvety bedazzled costumes or Carrey’s fire tricks to make out an actual storyline, the trailer is a sneak peek at Carell and Buscemi as old-school Vegas magicians, Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, whose credibility and popularity are threatened when the duo begins to lose its audience to Carrey’s cooler, “new-age” character, a fellow illusionist who doesn’t wear a costume (or shirt, for that matter), but apparently makes up for it with stringy ombre hair, a multitude of goth rings and the aforementioned firey spectacles. To fight for their reputation as the city’s magician kings, however, the two must overcome their secret loathing of each other.
To pack a little more comedic punch, the movie has its fair share of funny-movie alums. Buscemi and Carell aside, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Olivia Wilde and James Gandolfini also make appearances in the film.
Directed by Don Scardino — who’s worked on TV favorites, like “30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls” and “Law and Order” — and co-written by John Francis and Jonathan M. Goldstein, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens on March 15, 2013.