“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!
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.
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.