It isn't known if this will be a complete page-one rewrite, or just a simple polish, but Jason Reitman will work on the script for several weeks. The story centers on the title character, an iconic Las Vegas magician who is suddenly upstaged by a young new talent. He then goes on a journey of self-discovery to re-kindle his love of magic once again.
This is the first time Jason Reitman has come aboard to write a project he will not direct. We reported last month that TV director Don Scardino will make his feature directorial debut with Burt Wonderstone.