Most of us have memories of magicians from when we were little. Illusions, mind games, and card tricks have brought smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. And so a big-budget, magic heist was the basic premise of Now You See Me, which hit theaters three years ago in 2013. This summer with stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Dave Franco returning plus director Jon M. Chu at the helm, Now You See Me 2 promises to cover more ground, unveil more mysteries, and blow your mind with the most unbelievable illusions yet. Also added to the cast were Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Sanaa Lathan, Jay Chou, and Tsai Chin, a cast of actors who bring the elaborate spectacle to life. It’s a wild ride that your own eyes won’t believe.
Nerdist’s own Clarke Wolfe sat down with Ruffalo, Harrelson, Caplan, and Franco, in addition to renowned illusionist Keith Barry, to talk about translating the magic to the big screen and the work and practice required to fool an audience. Plus, we get to the bottom of the not-so-secret inspiration for Woody Harrelson’s new twin brother character. We’ll give you a hint: the guy he’s based on is alright, alright, alright…
After you’re done enjoying our behind-the-scenes look at Now You See Me 2, don’t miss the movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrleson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Sanaa Lathan, Jay Chou, and Tsai Chin, in theaters right now!
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