Somebody please forward this article on to Burt Wonderstone‘s assistant camera operator so that they know whose name to write on the slate. Charles McDougall has signed on to helm the Steve Carell magician comedy.
Written by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Carell as Wonderstone, a traditional magician who suffers a career setback when he accidentally kills his partner. When he is upstaged by a younger illusionist, he has to rediscover his love of magic. McDougall has experience in Carell wrangling having had directed episodes of”The Office” and that snuff film that “nice guy” Carell doesn’t want anyone to know about. I’ve already said too much. (THR)