Now You See Me

Now You See Me

 

“The more you think you see, the easier it will be to fool you.” In Now You See Me, a team of magicians calling themselves “The Four Horsemen” (Jesse Eisenberg, Woddy Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) have begun staging a series of breathtaking shows that culminate in heists against corrupt business leaders—right before the audience’s eyes! After the quartet robs a bank on another continent and showers the audience with the stolen riches of a white-collar criminal (Elias Koteas), their antics catch the attention of an elite FBI team led by Dylan Hobbs (Mark Ruffalo). A dazzling cat-and-mouse chase ensues, and the Four Horseman must use all of their cunning if they hope to stay ahead of the law—and pull off their next heist!

Now You See Me

 

However, Hobbs’ manhunt soon hits a snag. Since the Four Horsemen’s stunts span opposite sides of the globe, Hobbs is forced to team up with Interpol agent Alma Vargas (Melanie Laurent), and he’s instantly suspicious. Unable to figure out the Horsemen’s techniques, Hobbs and Vargas enlist the aid of Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, to help uncover the illusions. It soon becomes clear that the Horsemen must have a point man on the scene to help orchestrate their crimes. Could it be Vargas? Or Thaddeus? As the clock winds down, Hobbs’s team races to find an answer before the Horseman can pull off their greatest heist yet.

Now You See Me

 

Written by Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt, Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec, and Ed Solomon, and directed by Louis Leterrier, Now You See Me is scheduled for theatrical release on June 7, 2013. This Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate crime thriller also stars Michael Caine and Common.

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Winnie

Winnie Movie Poster

As co-crusaders in the struggle against apartheid, Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie changed the course of history in South Africa. Winnie, the film adaptation of Anne Marie Du Preez Bezrob’s biography, “Winnie Mandela: A Life,” is a drama that follows the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Jennifer Hudson) from her childhood to her adulthood.

Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard in Winnie

A complicated figure in South African history, Winnie’s life began with a strict rural upbringing by a father who was disappointed that she was a daughter instead of a son. Although she had the opportunity to go to Boston to study, Winnie chose to decline the scholarship and remain at home to become her country’s first black social worker. After meeting and marrying Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard), Winnie faced a slew of hardships. Her husband was jailed, eventually spending 27 years in prison. Her decision to carry on her imprisoned husband’s activist campaign resulted in her being harassed by the security police almost continuously and banished to a small Free State town. Then, betrayed by friends and allies, Winnie was arrested and spent more than a year in solitary confinement.

Jennifer Hudson in Winnie

After being released from prison Winnie’s difficulties continued. She faced accusations of violence and murder, was convicted of fraud, and saw her marriage to Mandela end in divorce. Winnie tells the story of this strong, very independent woman in broad, black-and-white terms – including the good and the bad.

Jennifer Hudson in Winnie

Directed by Darrell J. Roodt from a screenplay by Roodt, Andre Pieterse and Paul L. Johnson, Winnie also stars Wendy Crewson as Mary Botha and Elias Koteas as Colonel DeVries. Winnie is set for a Canadian release on October 5, 2012 by D Films.