Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Now You See Me for Summit Entertainment and director Louis Leterrier.

Now You See Me follows a group of illusionists known as The Four Horsemen, who pull off daring bank heists during their performances and then shower their audiences with the profits. Now, a team of FBI agents is out to stop their show, which is growing increasingly popular.

Morgan Freeman will play an ex-magician named Thaddeus, who has begun to exploit and reveal certain illusions, making him an enemy of the magician community.

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Jesse Eisenberg is playing the leader of the Four Horsemen. Other cast members include Mélanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo, and Amanda Seyfried. Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt wrote the screenplay.

Now You See Me shoots later this year.

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