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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Cast of NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Makes Me Almost Want to See It. Almost.

I know many of you have told me that last year's caper film, Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg, was actually good, but the whole villainous magicians angle wasn't really a draw for me. However, when word came via a Lionsgate press release yesterday that Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan are joining NOW YOU SEE ME 2, I finally became interested, sorta. Not in a "OMG I can't wait to see what these magicians have in store next" kind of way, but a "I just want to see Lizzy Caplan in anything" kind of thing.

Caplan will play a character named Lula, while Radcliffe will play a guy named Walter and Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) will also star as Li. Unfortunately, no character descriptions have been released yet. The trio will team up with the original cast -- Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine -- in the sequel that will pick up where the last film left off. Synopsis: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in NOW YOU SEE ME 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. 

Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the upcoming Jem and the Holograms) is helming the film from a script by Pete Chiarelli (The Proposal) and Ed Solomon (Levity). Well, I don't really like those odds...but I continue to hope for the best...

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is slated to hit theaters June 10, 2016.


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