Release Date: 2013-01-18
Distributors: Summit Entertainment
Directors: Louis Leterrier
Film Genre(s): Crime Thriller
SYNOPSISScripted by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, this project is described as a thriller that "pits a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.
- The Hollywood Reporter reports that Summit picks up 'Now You See Me' spec. Project is by writers Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt - Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci attached to produce, via their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products production banner. Yakin will executive produce along with Kurtzman Orci Paper Products' Bobby Cohen.
- 2010-06-07 - Variety reports that Jesse Eisenberg looks likely to headline this pic and its news suggests that Jake Gyllenhaal is in early talks to appear as well.
- 2011-06-08 - Variety reports that Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried look likely to join the cast.
- 2011-08-04 - Variety reports that Morgan Freeman is in talks to join cast.
- 2011-08-10 - Variety reports that Isla Fischer is likely to join the cast.
- 2011-09-15 - Variety reports that Woody Harrelson is in negotiations to join the cast.