Morgan Freeman joins Jesse Eisenberg and Amanda Seyfried in Now You See Me

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

The upcoming magician-heist film NOW YOU SEE ME, has just added a veteran actor in Morgan Freeman. Mr. Freeman will join director Louis Leterrier and a cast that includes: Jesse Eisenberg, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent in a film about a group of illusionists that like to rob banks. The story actually follows an FBI squad that is trying to crack a case that involves a gang of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and then share their spoils with their audiences. Freeman is set to play a former magician, named Thaddeus, who helps the FBI by revealing all of his fellow magicians secrets. Of course he is wildly popular in the magic community. Still no date on when production will begin or when the film will be released, but look for more casting news over the next few weeks.

As for Morgan Freeman, he’s always a busy guy but we’re most excited to see him in next year’s Christopher Nolan film THE DARK KNIGHT RISES which hits theaters on July 20, 2012.

Morgan Freeman

Source: Variety

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