SXSW film festival to open with Steve Carell & Jim Carrey’s ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’

By Daniel S Levine,

SXSW festival organizers announced the films that will be screened during this year’s event in Austin, Texas. Opening night will feature the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a new comedy starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as rival musicians.

Organizers said that the film’s premiere “pretty much guarantees a raucous start to SXSW Film 2013.”

The film was directed by Don Scardino and also stars Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini and Steve Buscemi. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the film last month. It hits theaters on March 15.

Wilde also stars in Drunk Buddies, which will also have its world premiere at the festival. It co-stars Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Wilde’s new fiance, Jason Sudeikis and was directed by Joe Swanberg.

Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot, Everyone's Going to Die and Spring Breakers with Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, will also be screened at SXSW.

Several documentaries are planned to have their world premieres as well, including Downloaded, which focuses on Napster, and Good Ol’ Freda, which tells the story of the Beatles’ secretary.

Actor Matthew McConaughey will also appear for a conversation on his latest films, while Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor will offer his annual acting workshop. Carlton Cuse will talk about the new A&E series Bates Motel.

ESPN Films’ Connor Schell, NFL Films’ Ken Rodgers and Ross Greenburg Productions’ Ross Greenberg will also join a conversation about covering sports today.

SXSW 2013 runs from March 8-16.

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