Isla Fisher is set to replace Amanda Seyfried in Now You See Me.
The Wedding Crashers actress - who is currently filming Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby - will reportedly soon begin talks with director Louis Leterrier to appear in the thriller after Jennifer's Body star Amanda dropped out of contention, Variety reports.
The film sees Mark Ruffalo play the leader of an FBI team assigned to track down a gang of magicians known as the Four Horsemen who pull off bank raids during their performances and distribute the proceeds through their audiences. Isla is in line to play Henley, an illusion builder who helps the criminals pull off their tricks. Also starring in the film are Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg as leader of the gang, Morgan Freeman, who plays a former illusionist who has been shunned by other magicians for revealing how their tricks work, and Melanie Laurent, who stars as a federal agent.
Edward Rucourt and Boaz Yakin have written the script for the movie, while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce. Filming on Now You See Me is scheduled to begin in January.
Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG): starring Chris O’Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Christina Applegate (directed by Brad Peyton)
- Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13): starring Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew (directed by Burr Steers)
- Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13): starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis (directed by Jay Roach)
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