With a fresh rewrite by none other than Jason Reitman, the film was originally penned by “Horrible Bosses” writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and revolves around a fading traditional magician who ditches his longtime partner and is upstaged by a hipper illusionist, forcing him to regain his love for magic. Carell has long been attached as the film went through development which saw “The Office” and “Parks & Recreation” director Charles McDougall sign on and then leave, ultimately being replaced by "30 Rock" director Don Scardino. Actually, Carrey was offered the film as long ago as last summer, but we'd guess the combination of Carell and Reitman proved too strong to resist. No word yet on when this will lens, but we'd guess after Carell wraps up his work on "Great Hope Springs" with Meryl Streep. But as one movie pushes forward, another has fallen behind.
The rocker dramedy "Imagine," which had Al Pacino attached to star, is now in turnaround to Warner Bros. according to Vulture. Penned by Dan Fogelman (”Crazy Stupid Love,” “My Mother’s Curse”), and set to be his directorial debut, the story centers on a sixty-something Bruce Springsteen-type rocker, who discovers a long unopened letter written by John Lennon that inspires him to track him down his son who he has never met. Carell was initially going to star as the long lost son, but stepped down, staying on as a producer instead. WB didn't feel confident enough to push ahead with just Pacino -- maybe they saw the "Jack And Jill" trailer -- so they've been letting it go.