Louis Leterrier has proved himself to be solid visualist, with a solid sense of action choreography but his films thus far haven’t quite let him fully flex his directorial muscles. However, this latest, the magician heist thriller “Now You See Me” is not only boasting a pretty great premise, but has also attracted a solid cast thus far including Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman, but a minor casting shakeup is underway.
Isla Fisher has now joined the film, taking the role previously slotted for Amanda Seyfried according to Variety. Frankly, it’s pretty solid swap out and with Fisher on board, the cast remains very strong. Penned by Boaz Yakin (”Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” “Fresh”) and newcomer Edward Ricourt, the story follows a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances and showers the profits on to their audiences. Fisher will play Henley, “a master technician who builds contraptions to aid in the illusion of the heists.”
No start date has been announced just yet, but the project is set up over at Summit Entertainment and we’d guess late 2012 or early 2013 release is a safe bet.