Jim Carrey to Join Steve Carell in Burt Wonderstone

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Jim Carrey clearly enjoys working with Steve Carell. We’ve got news that Carrey is in discussions, and very close to a deal, to join Carell in the comedy Burt Wonderstone.

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If the deal goes through, which it looks as if it is about finished, Burt Wonderstone will be the third time that Carrey and Carell have starred together after Horton Hears a Who, Bruce Almighty and Carey's tiny little part on The Office

Wonderstone follows a pair of magician teams that are rivals in Las Vegas. Wonderstone (Carell) has to rediscover his love of magic after breaking up with his partner. Meanwhile a street magician team is taking their spotlight, forcing the pair to reconcile and make a go at the big time once again.

Burt Wonderstone will be directed by Don Scardino and released by New Line.

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Steve Carell was born in Acton, Massachusettes and originally wanted to be a radio broadcaster.  However, Carell soon switched to acting and joined the Chicago troupe The Second City in 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy.

In 1996 he joined the cast of the ill-fated The Dana Carvey Show and then in 1997 lent his voice to the popular SNL animated skit The Ambigulously Gay Duo alongside Stephen Colbert.  However, it was his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 1999 to 2004 that would lead him to mainstream success.

While on the Daily Show, Carrel began his film career with roles in Evan Almighty and eventually writing and starring in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

With his new found success, Carrel got the lead in NBC's remake of the British television show, The Office.

Since then Carrel has become a regular Hollywood A-lister and is even considered a member of Hollywood's Frat Pack.

In his personal life, Carell is married to Nancy Walls and they have two children together, Elisabeth Anne and John.

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