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Kristin Lai

In 2013, audiences were dazzled by the magic heist-mystery Now You See Me and its all-star cast. The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) took part in one of the greatest magic tricks of all time, orchestrated by Officer Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo).

While it received generally mixed reviews, Now You See Me was still a box office success grossing over $350 million worldwide on a budget of only $75 million. So it's no surprise that Lionsgate decided to push ahead with a sequel. Here's the first official teaser image that's been revealed promoting the followup film:

Here's the official synopsis for Now You See Me: The Second Act:

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

This vague synopsis, paired with the rather bland image, is doing a great job of keeping fans of the film in the dark. Maybe there's a bit of misdirection or slight of hand in the works. Either way, this star-studded cast has me believing something magical is going on behind the scenes.

The film will have Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, and Dave Franco reprising their roles. The cast only loses Fisher (who withdrew due to her pregnancy) and in her place gains Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) and a real magical veteran, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).

Caplan will reportedly play Lula, replacing Fisher in the lead female role. And Radcliffe was confirmed by Michael Caine himself, to be playing Arthur Tressler's son Walter, who seeks revenge on the Four Horsemen.

Now You See Me: The Second Act will appear in theaters starting June 10th, 2016.



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