Morgan Freeman to Play One Bad Ex-Magician in 'Now You See Me'
The film just gained a female lead when Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent joined the cast of the magician heist flick Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg. Now the Louis Leterrier directed film has just gained another esteemed cast member as Variety reports Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the story following a team of FBI agents against the Four Horsemen, a squad of the world's greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, then shower the profits on their audiences. In addition, Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried have also been confirmed to star. More below!
The film sounds like a hell of a lot of fun, and much more promising than Leterrier's efforts to remake Clash of the Titans. In the film, Freeman will play Thaddeus, an ex-magician who has made a career out of exposing other magicians' illusions, making him a despised figure within the magic community. Seyfried and Laurent are playing females on opposite sides of the law, though I don't think it's clear which is the criminal and which is part of the law. Finally, Ruffalo is playing the main FBI agent out to stop the Four Horsemen led by Eisenberg. With a cast of this caliber, I can't wait to see how this flick turns out.