On the Set: Jesse Eisenberg's Magic Thriller
By DAVID WEINER
April 13, 2012
The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is working some cinematic magic for his new role in Now You See Me alongside fellow movie magicians Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco -- and only ET is on the set!
"Every scene has some interesting component of magic to it, or some kind of reversal of character," Eisenberg tells ET. "I'm sure it'll be as fun to watch as it has been to do."
Coming to theaters in 2013, Now You See Me casts Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher and Franco (the 21 Jump Street star and brother of James Franco) as "The Four Horsemen," a quartet of the world's greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of FBI Agent Mark Ruffalo and Interpol agent Melanie Laurent.
"We are kind of modern-day Robin Hoods," explains Fisher. "We're getting back at corporate greed and we're distributing the wealth and we're essentially kind of anarchists, good guys, good magicians, righting the wrongs of the world."
Michael Caine also stars as a wealthy benefactor, and Morgan Freeman plays a former illusionist and now world-famous magic debunker determined to take down the Horsemen.
Also starring Common and Michael Kelly, the film is directed by Louis Letterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk).
Watch ET for more with the cast of Now You See Me!