The Ocean’s Eleven film and its two sequels are terrific examples of the perfect heist movie, but a new heist movie is on its way with a but of a twist. Directed by Louis Leterrier, Now You See Me follows a group of magicians who can pull off the perfect heist using magic, and then sharing their winnings with audience members of their show. The idea is intriguing, and it just might work. However, the cast is the real selling point here as it is almost too good to be true, so I will be watching this on the merits of the cast alone.
Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Transporter), the film has been written by Ed Solomon, Josh Appelbaum, Edward Ricourt, Andre Nemec and Boaz Yakin. The cast includes Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Elias Koteas, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent and Common.
Now You See Me arrives in UK cinemas 21st June 2013.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
FBI Special Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with ALMA (Melanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to THADDEUS (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be…magic?
As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen’s spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to find an answer. But it soon becomes painfully clear that staying one step ahead of these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.
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