Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried in Talks to Join NOW YOU SEE ME

     August 4, 2011

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Summit’s magician heist flick is close to adding two more to its cast, as Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried are in negotiations to join the aptly-titled Now You See Me. Louis Letterier (Clash of the Titans) is onboard to direct and the story centers on a group of the world’s great illusionists who simultaneously pull off bank heists during their performances, sharing the money with their audiences before bailing to evade the team of FBI agents on their tail.

Jesse Eisenberg and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) are already set to star, and Variety reports that Ruffalo is in talks to play the head FBI agent while Seyfried would play the master technician responsible for building all the contraptions the illusionists use. The two would be welcomed additions to the promising cast. The script was written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt (Prince of Persia) and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.

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