Morgan Freeman will join Jesse Eisenberg, Amanda Seyfried, Melanie Laurent, and Mark Ruffalo in Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me. The story revolves around FBI agents trying to stop a group of magicians known as “The Four Horsemen” who pull off bank heists during their acts and then shower their audiences with the loot. Eisenberg will play the lead magician, Seyfried plays the technician who builds the contraptions used by the magician-thieves, and Ruffalo is the main FBI agent. According to Variety, “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.” It probably all started when he accidentally revealed the secret of the Aztec Tomb. It’s a shame because he demanded to be taken seriously.
It sounds like this will be a fun role for Freeman and in the vein of his slightly silly performance in last year’s Red. Freeman will next be seen in the family film Dolphin Tale. He’s also set to star in Rob Reiner’s Summer at Dog Dave’s and he’ll reprise his role as Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Rises.