New Line has offered Jim Carrey a role in its comedy Burt Wonderstone, but the two sides haven't started talking money yet, TheWrap has learned.
Steve Carell has been attached to the project for more than a year.
The movie is about a successful Las Vegas magician whose partner dies in a risky stunt. The magician -- Burt Wonderstone (played by Carell) -- has to rediscover his love for magic and defeat a rival magician.
Carrey and Carell have worked together several times, including on one episode of The Office. Carell had a role in Carey's 2003 Bruce Almighty and in the animated 2008 Horton Hears a Who!
Don Scardino, who has directing more than 70 episodes of 30 Rock and many episodes of Law and Order, Hope & Faith and others, is directing.
Jason Reitman wrote the most recent version of the script.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.