Jason Reitman Spit-Shining Steve Carell’s ‘Burt Wonderstone’ Script

Friday, June 17 by
 

Don’t you guys worry. Jason Reitman will not go hungry while he waits to begin production on his next directorial feature Labor Day. He’s been hired to add his magic touch to the Burt Wonderstone script. Though this is his first (known) foray into script doctoring, Reitman did write a few of his own films and won an Academy Award nomination for his Up In The Air script.

Wonderstone starring Steve Carell as an aging magician, was originally written by Chad Kultgen and then polished by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The addition of Reitman is exciting but also could speak to the tone of the film. Seems like this one might dip into heartfelt drama and go less in the direction of Steve Carell mistakenly puts on top hat with rabbit poop in it. (THR)


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