Lyle Workman has announced on Twitter that he will be scoring the upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The film is directed by Don Scardino (30 Rock) and features an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Brad Garrett. The movie is set in the world of rival Las Vegas magicians and follows a traditional magic man who is dethroned by a hipper illusionist and then must find a way to rediscover his love for magic. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) have written the screenplay based on a story by Chad Kultgen. Carell is also producing the New Line Cinema production with Chris Bender (American Pie, A History of Violence), Tyler Mitchell (Lucky Number Slevin) and J. C. Spink (The Butterfly Effect). Workman has previously written the music for two other films starring the comedy’s lead actors, including The 40-Year Old Virgin and Yes Men. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is expected to be released in 2013.
Workman’s most recent film project, American Reunion, is currently playing in theaters and has just recently crossed the $200 Mio. mark at the worldwide box office. As previously reported, the composer also has Josh Schwartz’s feature directorial debut Fun Size coming up. The Halloween-themed film will be released on October 26, 2012 by Paramount Pictures.