Now You See Me is an upcoming film that revolves around a group of magicians called “The Four Horsemen” who use their illusions to steal money from people. Directed by Louis Leterrier, Now You See Me will showcase the elite FBI and a cat and mouse chase with The Four Horsemen. These magicians pull daring heists to rob corrupt business leaders and give the profits to the audiences. This new movie stars Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher. Check out the latest news on Now You See Me below:
“Now You See: A Great Illusion For A Grand Heist
“Now You See Me,” a heist movie with magicians standing in as the thieves, is set to hit theaters this May. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as the cocky leader of the Four Horsemen, a group of magicians plotting to steal millions of dollars and give it to their audience.
Filmed on location in Paris, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and New York, the picture, from Louis Leterrier (“The Transporter”), pulls together a surprisingly varied cast from Woody Harrleson to Michael Caine to Mark Ruffalo.
At the 5 Pointz urban graffiti showplace last November, the stars of “Now You See Me” sat down for several roundtable discussions with a few select outlets. Below, are sevens things we learned on-set.
It took a long time to convince the cast to join this movie
“We took seven months to cast, so a long time,” Leterrier said, “Everybody, anyone, actors, are terrified it’s going to be corny and full of visual effects and everything. But when they understood what we were doing, that’s how I was able to get these guys, because they understood they would do the real stuff.” Enter Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, and Morgan Freeman.
Eisenberg had a personal reason for joining “Now You See Me”
One of the reasons the actor decided to sign on was because of an experience he had growing up. “My mom was a birthday party clown, and so when she was sick, or when it was my birthday and she didn’t do the party, she bartered a party for this magician, this guy Bruce,” Eisenberg said.
Granted, Eisenberg had some trouble sticking to the code while learning magic tricks for this movie
“I feel very guilty doing magic because you’re deceiving somebody. When I am with David Kwong [our magician consultant] and he does magic, people love it and they don’t want to know [how he does it],” Eisenberg said, candidly. “But I … just feel immediately guilty that I tricked them and tell them how it’s done and David gets upset and the night ends pretty early.”
Woody Harrelson hypnotized Mark Ruffalo during filming
“Woody got very proficient at hypnotizing people. and we were out one night and I don’t know if something was dropped in my drink or Woody actually hypnotized me, but something did happen to me,” Ruffalo said.
Ruffalo knows why you would sympathize with the “bad guys” in this film
In “Now You See Me,” Ruffalo plays a cop looking to take down the group of magicians who are stealing money from banks and giving it to their audiences, so the actor realizes why moviegoers may be backing the thieves.”
The rest of the article can be read at Moviefone.
Get ready for a brand new magic trick with Now You See Me which opens in theaters on May 31st 2013.
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