Morgan Freeman is now in discussions to join the Louis Leterrier-directed magician heist thriller “Now You See Me” at Summit Entertainment says Variety.
Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt penned the story which pits a team of FBI agents against 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 audiences.
Freeman is in talks to play Thaddeus, an ex-magician who has made a career out of exposing others illusions which makes him a despised figure within the magic community.
Mark Ruffalo is playing the main FBI agent in pursuit of them, Jesse Eisenberg is the leader of the Four Horsemen.
Amanda Seyfried and Melanie Laurent co-star as femme fatales on opposing sides of the law. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.