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Now You See Me Synopsis

Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).

The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members' bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.

FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he's forced to partner with Alma (Mélanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation, he turns to Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the Paris bank trick was actually a meticulously planned illusion. Dylan and Alma begin to wonder if the Horsemen have an outside point person. If so, finding him (or her) would be the key to ending the magicians' crime spree. But who could it be? Or could it really be... magic?

As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen's spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to stay one step ahead of the magicians. But it soon becomes clear that outmaneuvering these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.
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Although no one can deny its entertainment value, 2013's Now You See Me had a somewhat muddled ending. We've gone through the caper and figured out everything you need to know before Now You See Me 2 hits theaters.

Now You See Me Ending: Here's What Actually Happened

Now You See Me 3 Is Already Happening, Even Before 2 Is Released Now You See Me 3 Is Already Happening, Even Before 2 Is Released
Now You See Me 3 is already in the works. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is not a sleight of hand or an illusion. This is happening, people, and we’re still more than a year away before the second film hits theaters.

Now You See Me 3 Is Already Happening, Even Before 2 Is Released

Now You See Me 2 Expected To Start Filming Later This Year Now You See Me 2 Expected To Start Filming Later This Year
Franco went on to explain that a big portion of Now You See Me 2 will be spent exploring who this tight-knit band of illusionists really are off of the stage. As he mentions, they spent so much time in the first movie on a stage, in various states of performance, and the team now wants to figure out who they are as individuals.

Now You See Me 2 Expected To Start Filming Later This Year

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If you haven’t caught the gist of this week’s releases so far, this week is a big week for television. Fall TV premieres begin rolling out in just a few weeks and this month’s early Blu-ray and DVD releases are a good indicator of what shows fans will be getting, and soon (with the exception of Spartacus and The Office, which already ended their respective runs).

This Week In Home Entertainment: Now You See Me Plus Spartacus, Da Vinci's Demons And More

Exclusive Now You See Me Blu-ray Bonus Clip Talks Magic Exclusive Now You See Me Blu-ray Bonus Clip Talks Magic
We are just one day away from the Now You See Me Digital release and we are less than a week away from the fun summer movie’s Blu-ray and DVD release, which will hit shelves on September 3. To celebrate the movie, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has graciously extended us an exclusive Blu-ray clip from the set, which gets into the magical minds of some of the actors in the film.

Exclusive Now You See Me Blu-ray Bonus Clip Talks Magic

Now You See Me Director Louis Leterrier To Return For The Sequel Now You See Me Director Louis Leterrier To Return For The Sequel
This summer we saw an egregious number of blockbuster flops, including Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth and Robert Schwentke's R.I.P.D., but there was at least one bit surprise hit: Louis Leterrier's Now You See Me. The film wound up making nearly $300 million at the global box office - which is a big deal for a movie that was only made for $75 million.

Now You See Me Director Louis Leterrier To Return For The Sequel

Now You See Me Will Appear On Blu-ray In September Now You See Me Will Appear On Blu-ray In September
Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg star in the film, which follows four magicians who combine forces to put on a series of shows in which they commit confounding crimes and stump the police department. Sometimes a great ensemble cast ends up bogging down a film with added plotlines (see other Lionsgate movie The Big Wedding), but for other stories, a nicely honed ensemble cast can make a fun summer movie stand out from the pack a little more.

Now You See Me Will Appear On Blu-ray In September

Now You See Me Gets A Sequel Now You See Me Gets A Sequel
Despite big budget tent pole releases like The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim and Fast & Furious 6 as its competition, the mid-range thriller that cost $75 million to produce has become a sleeper hit, earning $115 million domestically and $117 million abroad.

Now You See Me Gets A Sequel

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With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.

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The sixth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise continued not only to outperform all the previous the series but also everything else in theaters. Adding $34 million to its now $170 million domestic total, Fast & Furious 6 held on to the number one spot for a second week, trumping two newcomers that came with big name casts and high expectations.

Weekend Box Office: Fast & Furious Flattens After Earth And Now You See Me

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Given some poor tracking, Jaden Smith’s unproven box office record and the incredible popularity of Fast & Furious 6, many experts went into this weekend willing to admit the young star’s After Earth might lose the money battle this weekend to the likeable holdover. If Friday’s estimates are any indication, not only is that definitely going to happen, there’s a distinct possibility the flick will also lose to Now You See Me

After Earth Lost To Both Fast & Furious And Now You See Me At Friday Box Office

Operation Kino 116 Review: Man vs. Nature vs. Now You See Me vs. After Earth Operation Kino 116 Review: Man vs. Nature vs. Now You See Me vs. After Earth
This week we'd like to welcome you back to Earth and show you a magic trick in three acts. That's right, this week sees two major non-franchise releases so we thought we'd touch on them both. Magical caper Now You See Me leads us off followed up by a discussion of M. Night Shyamalan's newest Smith-family joint.

Operation Kino 116 Review: Man vs. Nature vs. Now You See Me vs. After Earth

Now You See Me Tops After Earth At The Thursday Night Box Office Now You See Me Tops After Earth At The Thursday Night Box Office
It looks like Now You See Me has already pulled a box office rabbit out of its figurative hat, by topping After Earth at the box office on Thursday night. The Summit film arrived in theaters last night and managed to bring in $1.5 million for its Thursday night haul, a half-million more than was earned by After Earth, which took in $1 million.

Now You See Me Tops After Earth At The Thursday Night Box Office

Talking Magic And Mind Tricks With The Cast Of Now You See Me Talking Magic And Mind Tricks With The Cast Of Now You See Me
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher star in the film as The Four Horsemen, the a team of comprised of some of the most talented magicians in the entire world. The twist to their act, however, is that they use their skills in sleight of hand and mental manipulation to rob from the rich and give to the poor.

Talking Magic And Mind Tricks With The Cast Of Now You See Me

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If this trailer left you a little lost raise your hand. I get the basic premise: four magicians perform bank robberies during their shows and Robin Hood-style give all the money they take back to audience members. Except that the trick they’re doing with robberies isn’t really the trick at all. The trick they’re doing is something more than the really big trick and we don’t know exactly what it is, or what it’s about because the illusions they create are meant to hide the motivations...

This Rotten Week: Predicting Now You See Me And After Earth Reviews

Watch Mark Ruffalo And Melanie Laurent Perform Some Magic On The Set Of Now You See Me Watch Mark Ruffalo And Melanie Laurent Perform Some Magic On The Set Of Now You See Me
I have to imagine that one of the cooler things about being an actor is that you get the opportunity to learn all kinds of cool skills and abilities. It's hard work, but if you want to star in an action movie then you need to get it super good shape and learn acrobatics and how to fight - not to mention possibly swing a sword or drive a stunt car.

Watch Mark Ruffalo And Melanie Laurent Perform Some Magic On The Set Of Now You See Me

Money Drops From The Ceiling In Second Now You See Me Clip Money Drops From The Ceiling In Second Now You See Me Clip
It’s a pretty nifty scene, with its proposed tunnel from the bank to the performance venue, and we get to see what little bit of French actor José Garcia there is to see. Michael Caine is gonna get pissed, y’all!

Money Drops From The Ceiling In Second Now You See Me Clip

Abracadabra: Check Out This Exclusive Now You See Me Motion Poster Featuring Jesse Eisenberg Abracadabra: Check Out This Exclusive Now You See Me Motion Poster Featuring Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg has proven fairly conclusively that he can play arrogant pretty damn well. After all, it was only a couple of years ago that he picked up his first Academy Award nomination for his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s The Social Network.

Abracadabra: Check Out This Exclusive Now You See Me Motion Poster Featuring Jesse Eisenberg

Meet Now You See Me's Four Horsemen In This Magical Opening Sequence Clip Meet Now You See Me's Four Horsemen In This Magical Opening Sequence Clip
If Gob Bluth taught us anything, aside form how to make a Segway look like a cool mode of transportation (Ok, cool when cruising next to a set of stairs, anyway), it's that magic isn't a "trick." It's an "illusion." And we saw quite a few of those in the extended clip from Now You See Me, which clocks in at nearly four minutes and comes courtesy of Fandango. Of course, it cuts out of us right as Isla Fisher is about to get devoured by piranhas.

Meet Now You See Me's Four Horsemen In This Magical Opening Sequence Clip

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Though movie productions have been faking New York City locations for decades, there are a few things you simply can't fake. Like an abandoned building that's become a legendary graffiti hub, painted over by countless artists and preserved by devoted caretakers. Or views of Manhattan from the top of the building where your characters will pull off their climactic stunt. Or the 7 train rumbling by in the background, loud and chaotic but all part of the charm you get when you sign up for New York City

On The Set Of Now You See Me, Where Everyone Has A Trick Up Their Sleeve

Morgan Freeman Asks You To Look Closely In New Now You See Me Trailer Morgan Freeman Asks You To Look Closely In New Now You See Me Trailer
It's good to know that Louis Letterrier's Now You See Me follows the most important rule of having Morgan Freeman cast in your movie: if he's starring, he's narrating.

Morgan Freeman Asks You To Look Closely In New Now You See Me Trailer

Now You See Me Makes A New Poster And Stills Magically Appear Now You See Me Makes A New Poster And Stills Magically Appear
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Now You See Me Makes A New Poster And Stills Magically Appear

RED 2 And Now You See Me Will Release Earlier Than Planned RED 2 And Now You See Me Will Release Earlier Than Planned
When a film’s release date gets changed, more often than not it’s a delay, due to unfinished reshoots or funding issues. Luckily, exceptions are common enough to keep everyone optimistic, and though the following changes aren’t Earth-shattering, it’s always good news when anticipated movies make their theaters earlier than expected

RED 2 And Now You See Me Will Release Earlier Than Planned

Jesse Eisenberg And Woody Harrelson Rob Banks With Magic In First Now You See Me Trailer Jesse Eisenberg And Woody Harrelson Rob Banks With Magic In First Now You See Me Trailer
The last time that Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson teamed up they worked together to try and protect each other from getting eaten during the global zombie apocalypse. In 2013, four years later, they will be robbing banks together with nothing more than magic.

Jesse Eisenberg And Woody Harrelson Rob Banks With Magic In First Now You See Me Trailer

The Tomb Gets A Release Date, The Big Wedding And Now You See Me Get Delayed The Tomb Gets A Release Date, The Big Wedding And Now You See Me Get Delayed
Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate Films merged as one company this year and now even their release date announcements and changes are coming together as well. Today the joint studios announced when we will see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone team up again and that it will be a little while longer until we see both The Big Wedding and Now You See Me.

The Tomb Gets A Release Date, The Big Wedding And Now You See Me Get Delayed

Percy Jackson Sequel Moves Up The Calendar While 7500 Disappears Percy Jackson Sequel Moves Up The Calendar While 7500 Disappears
What else moved around the slate? Well, Louis Leterrier’s crime thriller Now You See Me -- about illusionists who use their skills to pull off bank heists – shifted from January 2013 to a more-coveted March 15, 2013 release date. Seth Rogen’s The Guilt Trip, with Barbara Streisand, moved from Nov. 2 to Christmas Day 2012

Percy Jackson Sequel Moves Up The Calendar While 7500 Disappears

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30 Minutes or Less star Jesse Eisenberg is giving heist movies a second shot with Now You See Me, a thriller from Clash of the Titans' helmer Louis Leterrier that has the nebbish leading man heading an unconventional team of conmen. Alternately described as magicians, anarchists and modern-day Robin Hoods

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Jesse Eisenberg's Magician Thriller Now You See Me

Ender's Game Gets A Release Date, As Does Step Up 4, Red 2, And Three Others Ender's Game Gets A Release Date, As Does Step Up 4, Red 2, And Three Others
Summit Entertainment has set premiere dates for a number of projects, including the sequel to Red, another installment to the Step Up series, as well as the much anticipated (mostly by sci-fi geeks) big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

Ender's Game Gets A Release Date, As Does Step Up 4, Red 2, And Three Others

Woody Harrelson Wants To Run Magic Heists In Now You See Me Woody Harrelson Wants To Run Magic Heists In Now You See Me
Rumor has it that Woody Harrelson could be an Oscar nominee once again this year for his turn in Rampart, playing a corrupt LAPD officer in a new drama from his The Messenger director Oren Moverman. And Harrelson, being no fool, is cashing in that kind of good buzz

Woody Harrelson Wants To Run Magic Heists In Now You See Me

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