Writer-director Jason Reitman has come aboard to rewrite the screenplay for Burt Wonderstone, which has Steve Carell attached to star.

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.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein most recently worked on the script for Burt Wonderstone. Chad Kultgen wrote the original screenplay, which was bought by New Line back in 2006.