Isla Fisher is in negotiations to join the magician heist thriller “Now You See Me” at Summit Entertainment reports Variety.
The story follows a group of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audience. Eventually, the FBI gets involved, prompting a cat-and-mouse game between adversaries.
Fisher is in talks to play the master technician Henley who builds the various contraptions that aid in the illusion of the heists (think Michael Caine in “The Prestige” or Alan Davies in the BBC’s “Jonathan Creek”). Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman and Melanie Laurent also star.
Amanda Seyfried had been in negotiations for the role but has dropped out of the running. Louis Leterrier directs from a script by Edward Ricourt and Boaz Yakin. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.
Fisher is presently in Sydney, Australia filming her role on Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” film adaptation.