Auditions for major feature film 'Burt Wonderstone' with all-star cast

Burt Wonderstone Auditions Casting Calls

"Burt Wonderstone" will film in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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From the producer that brought you such films as "The Hangover," "I Am Number Four," "The Butterfly Effect I, II & III," "American Pie I, II, and III" comes the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy feature film "Burt Wonderstone" starring a powerhouse cast lineup of Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and Brad Garrett. Auditions for numerous supporting and day players, and many many extras is underway and will be ongoing through filming.

"Burt Wonderstone" follows the life of Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) as he reunites his magic act with former partner Anton Lovecraft (Steve Buscemi) to take on a dangerous, street magician (Jim Carrey). The film is based on the story "Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth" by Tyler Mitchell and Chad Kultgen. The film has been in development at New Line Cinema since 2006.

Two-time Primetime Emmy winning Don Scardino is directing "Burt Wonderstone" from an adapted screenplay written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Four-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman did a final polish on the script. Primetime Emmy winning television director Charles McDougall was originally set to direct "Burt Wonderstone", but was replaced in April, 2011 by Scardino.

The production company BenderSpink will shoot the film in Los Angeles and Las Vegas beginning on January 9th, 2011. BenderSpink has a production deal with New Line Cinema and another with Walt Disney Pictures. Richard Brener will oversee production for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Sam Brown will oversee production for New Line Cinema. In addition to starring in "Burt Wonderstone," Steve Carell will also serve as one of the film's producers.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for "Burt Wonderstone" or work as an extra:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman
606 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 311
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Chris Bustard
Central Casting
220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
(Do not send photos to Central, you must register in person)

Las Vegas:

Central Casting
220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Additional extras casting registration information to be posted.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"Burt Wonderstone" Production Office
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 133
Burbank, CA 91522

5870 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Studio E
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Carousel Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 144
Burbank, CA 91522

Dark and Stormy Entertainment
C/O Paramount Studios
The Wilder Building
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

New Line Cinema
116 N. Robertson Blvd
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


Steve Carell
Chris Bender
JC Spink
Tyler Mitchell
Vance DeGeneres
Charlie Hartsock


Don Scardino


Steve Carell - Burt Wonderstone
Jim Carrey - Steve Haines
Steve Buscemi - Anton Lovecraft
James Gandolfini - Doug Munny
Olivia Wilde - Jane (aka Nicole)
Alan Arkin - Rance Hanson
Brad Garrett - Dom (Burt's Business Manager)


Longtime Las Vegas favorite, magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell), and his sidekick, Anton Lovecraft (Steve Buscemi), have allowed their show to grow stale, while up-and-coming Steve Haines (Jim Carrey), is stealing the limelight. Entitled, cynical and jaded, Burt finds himself out of a job and broke, while Anton heads to Cambodia to spread the joy of magic to hungry villagers. It takes Burt's original mentor, Rance Hanson (Alan Arkin), to talk sense into glum Burt, as well as a good kick in the keester by his adoring assistant, Jane (Olivia Wilde), to get Burt on track - back doing magic with all the zeal and passion that compelled him as a youngster