Paul Daniels this ain’t. NOW YOU SEE ME is an upcoming bank heist thriller… with magic. An all star cast leads Louis Letterier’s latest feature, and we’ve been given a glimpse at what they’ll be doing.
Headed by Jesse Eisenberg, a quartet of magicians rob banks of millions while simultaneously performing death-defying acts on stage. An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) is drafted to uncover how they commit these seemingly impossible heists before they strike again.
The cast also includes Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Melanie Laurent. Boaz Yakin (PRINCE OF PERSIA and um, DIRTY DANCING 2: HAVANA NIGHTS) wrote the screenplay alongside Edward Ricourt. See the teaser poster and plot synopsis below:
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
FBI Special Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with ALMA (Melanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to THADDEUS (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be…magic?
As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen’s spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to find an answer. But it soon becomes painfully clear that staying one step ahead of these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.