Over the last several weeks we've brought you exclusive casting news on the upcoming flick "Now You See Me" -- now, Morgan Freeman is in discussions to join Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Seyfried and Jesse Eisenberg in the pic, as Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports.
Louis Leterrier will direct the film that initially had trouble gaining casting ground until Eisenberg jumped on board. Written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, story 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 and shower the profits on their auds.
Freeman is in talks to play Thaddeus, an ex-magician who has made a career out of exposing other magicians’ illusions, making him a despised figure within the magic community. Freeman will next be seen alongside Ashley Judd in WB’s “Dolphin Tale” and is also set to star opposite Virginia Madsen in Rob Reiner’s “Summer at Dog Dave’s.”