Jay Mohr has boarded New Line's magician comedy Burt Wonderstone.

The film will follow the title character (Steve Carell), a magician who loses his longtime stage partner after a risky stunt goes bad. The illusionist must rediscover his love of magic to dethrone a new rival magician. Jay Mohr will play a magician named Rick the Implausible. Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buscemi have all boarded as well.

Don Scardino is directing Burt Wonderstone from a screenplay by Jason Reitman. Production is expected to start in January 2012.