Caine makes magic in Now You See Me

Sir Michael Caine is the newest name to join Louis Leterrier’s heist movie Now You See Me.

The British star is the latest addition to the star-studded cast, which already includes Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent and Woody Harrelson, reported Moviehole.

Sir Michael – whose last screen outing was in Inception – is said to be playing Arthur Tressler, a magician’s sponsor.

The thriller, written by Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time’s Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, follows an FBI squad who get caught in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super team of great illusionists, who pull off a number of daring bank heists during their performances and offer the profits to their audiences.

Now You See Me is set for a release in cinemas in January 2013.

Sir Michael, who lent his voice to Gnomeo And Juliet and Cars 2, will next be seen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

– The Press Association

Summit dates string of pics inc. “Now You See Me”

Summit Entertainment appears to be moving ahead on a “Red” sequel, setting an Aug. 13, 2013 release date.

The minimajor dated the second installment Tuesday. Sony’s already dated a “Smurfs” sequel for the same slot.

“Red” grossed $90 million domestically last year with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren starring as former CIA agents who are classified as “Red” — retired, extremely dangerous.

Jon and Erich Hoeber were signed earlier this year to pen a sequel.

Summit also announced release dates for four other films, two for next year and two for 2013.

It’s launching vampire drama “Warm Bodies” on Aug. 10 and Scott Derrickson suspenser “Sinister” on Aug 24. The minimajor has also moved “Step Up 4” forward two weeks from Aug. 10 to July 27, when it will launch against Fox’s comedy “Neighborhood Watch.”

“Bodies” will face competition from Warner’s political comedy “Rivals.” Sinister” will open against Sony’s “Premium Rush.”

Summit will open “Now You See Me,” starring Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg, on Jan. 18, 2013, and Gavin Hood sci-fier “Ender’s Game” two months later on March 15. “Now You See Me” will open against Disney’s “Monsters, Inc.” and Lionsgate’s “The Last Stand” while “Ender’s Game” will face competition from Warner’s “Arthur & Lancelot.”


Dave Franco joins Isla et al in “Now You See Me”

Dave Franco has joined the cast of Now You See Me, which is his second straight movie for Summit Entertainment. Franco joins Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher in the Louis Leterrier-directed drama about a team of FBI agents that track a group of illusionists pulling off daring bank heists during their performances. Franco plays one of the Four Horsemen, as the illusionists bill themselves. Franco, the younger brother of 127 Hours star James Franco, is currently shooting Warm Bodies for Summit opposite Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and Teresa Palmer. Franco will next be seen starring in 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which Sony releases March 16. Miles Levy and Paradigm made his deal.

Woody Harrelson joins “Now You See Me”

Woody reunites with Jesse on screen

Woody Harrelson is in talks to join his Zombieland co-star Jesse Eisenberg in magician heist thriller Now You See Me.

The Rampart star would join Jesse, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent in the film about The Four Horsemen, a team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off daring bank heists during their performances and shower their audience with the profits.

Woody would play Merritt Osbourne, a mentalist and hypnotist known for his Jedi-style mind tricks, Variety reports.

Merritt won fame performing for the Queen, but was forced to flee to Las Vegas and joined the Four Horsemen after a stunt went horribly wrong.

Jesse will play the arrogant but genius leader of the Four Horsemen and Isla a master technician who builds the contraptions needed to create the illusions.

Mark will play the head of the FBI team investigating the heists, while Morgan will play a former magician who advises the FBI on how the tricks were pulled off and Melanie one of the federal agents.

Louis Leterrier is directing the film.

Woody has already won rave reviews for his portrayal of a corrupt LAPD officer in Rampart, which will be shown at the BFI London Film Festival next month.

– The Press Association

Isla Fisher in talks for ‘Now You See Me’

Another new role for Isla!? How exciting!! It’s a different genre than we’re used to seeing her in too, and the cast is good.

Isla Fisher, currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” is in negotiations to join the cast of Summit Entertainment’s magician heist pic “Now You See Me.”

Mark Ruffalo is set to star as the leader of a team of FBI agents who are investigating 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 auds. Jesse Eisenberg will play the arrogant yet brilliant leader of the Four Horsemen, while Morgan Freeman and Melanie Laurent co-star as an ex-magician and a federal agent, respectively.

Fisher is in talks to play Henley, a master technician who builds contraptions to aid in the illusion of the heists. Amanda Seyfried had been in negotiations for the role but her deal never closed.

Louis Leterrier is directing from a script by Edward Ricourt (“Year 12”) and Boaz Yakin.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing via their shingle Kurtzman Orci Paper Products, whose Bobby Cohen will exec produce along with Yakin.

Fisher recently voiced a role in “Rango” and is set to return to the sound booth to voice the Tooth Fairy in DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians.” She’s playing Myrtle Wilson, a married woman who has an affair with Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) in “Great Gatsby.”

She’s repped by CAA and Mosaic, as well as Shanahan Management in Australia.


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