Unlike the rumor that Olivia Wilde was to be the new Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot, this news is more legit. THR reprorts that Wilde and Steve Buscemi are in talks to join Burt Wonderstone, New Line’s magician comedy starring Steve Carell. Jim Carrey and James Gandolfini are currently in negotiations to star in the feature directorial debut of Don Scardino. Filming is scheduled to begin in January.
The story is "set in the world of rival Las Vegas magicians. Carell is a more traditional magic man who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist doing dangerous tricks and breaks up with his partner then must find a way to rediscover his love for magic." Carrey would play a rival magician who represents the new face of magic and Gandolfini will star as a casino owner. Wilde will play Carell’s love interest, who at first is his assistant but later works for Carrey. Buscemi will play Carell’s longtime friend and partner who quits the act.
The cast keeps getting better and better. I think that this is a good move for Wilde, she has been in a number of big-budget sci-fi action adventure films as of late. This is definitely a film I would put on your radar. What are your thoughts?