What do you get when you mix a thriller about illusionists with a solid ensemble including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Isla Fisher? Well, the result seems to be the highly anticipated magic film Now You See Me. Summit has released exclusive new stills from the film, which features the whole cast getting down to business.
While the cast seems to be a random pairing of Who’s Who in the industry, the trailer that debuted last November on behalf of Summit Entertainment seems like it may be a sleeper hit for director Louis Letterier. In the past Letterier has tried his hand at bigger franchise films like Clash of The Titans, and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
The official synopsis for Now You See Me via Summit is as follows:
“NOW YOU SEE ME pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen”, a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists. “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.”
Dave Franco spoke about how it felt to be amongst some of the top actors in the industry for Now You See Me, saying:
“My friends were like, ‘How the f–k did you sneak into that role?’ My costars have been acting for 20, 30, 40 years. That they still doubt themselves and their abilities makes me feel comforted, but it’s also a little disconcerting that in 30 years I still won’t be comfortable.”
Back in June star Jesse Eisenberg and Franco were interviewed on set of Now You See Me in Las Vegas via Jake’s Takes. When asked for a Vegas tip, the quirky Eisenberg humored the film critic by jokingly saying, “Put it all on red.”
We’ll see just how comfortable Franco, and his co-stars are when Now You See Me opens in theaters nationwide on May 31, 2013.
Watch Eisenberg and Franco discuss Now You See Me below:
Check out the trailer for Now You See Me: