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'Community's' Gillian Jacobs Joins Steve Carell In 'Burt Wonderstone'

February 16th, 2012 11:20am EST | NextMovie By: NextMovie favorite Add to My News

Gillian JacobsEverybody loves a good magic trick, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Community" star Gillian Jacobs is about to pull off a major bit of sleight of hand: She's going to transform from a sitcom sidekick into a movie star right before our very eyes.


Okay, so it's true that Jacobs, who can currently be seen on NBC's cult sitcom "Community" as would-be psychologist Britta Perry, has appeared in movies before; besides headlining the indie "Helena From the Wedding," she's also had bit parts in larger films like Cameron Diaz's "The Box."  

So she has that going for her, which is nice.

But now she's joined the all-star cast of "Burt Wonderstone," which features fellow TV-performers-turned-superstars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as dueling magicians. While it's a little unclear just how big her role will be, we do know that she is set to play "a woman who meets Carell at one of his shows and hooks up with him."

So will this be the gig that finally puts Jacobs over the top? One thing is for sure: She won't be doing the disappearing act any time soon.

Burt Wonderstone

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