Now You See Me (film series)
Now You See Me is a series of heist thriller films written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, and Edward Ricourt. They focus on the actions of a team of illusionists named "The Horsemen" who pull off near impossible heists. The series features an ensemble cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, Lizzy Caplan, and Morgan Freeman. The first film was released in 2013, while the second was released in 2016, and a third film is currently in development and set to be released in 2020. The series has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.
|Now You See Me|
|Directed by||Louis Leterrier (1)|
Jon M. Chu (2-3)
|Produced by||Bobby Cohen|
Roberto Orci (1)
Ed Solomon (3)
|Screenplay by||Ed Solomon|
Boaz Yakin (1)
Edward Ricourt (1)
Neil Widener (3)
Gavin James (3)
|Story by||Boaz Yakin (1)|
Edward Ricourt (1)
Ed Solomon (2-3)
Peter Chiarelli (2)
|Music by||Brian Tyler|
|Cinematography||Mitchell Amundsen (1)|
Larry Fong (1)
Peter Deming (2)
|Edited by||Robert Leighton (1)|
Vincent Tabaillon (1)
Stan Salfas (2)
K/O Paper Products
TIK Films (2)
|Distributed by||Summit Entertainment|
|Box office||$686.6 million|
Now You See Me (2013)Edit
An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists, who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Now You See Me 2 (2016)Edit
The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off an almost impossible heist.
Now You See Me 3 (TBA)Edit
In May 2015, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had indeed "already begun early planning" for Now You See Me 3. It was later confirmed that Lizzy Caplan will be reprising the role of Lula May, and that a new cast member, Benedict Cumberbatch, will be joining the cast. In December 2016, it was announced that writers Neil Widener and Gavin James were hired to write the screenplay.
|Now You See Me||Now You See Me 2||Now You See Me 3|
|Daniel J. Atlas||Jesse Eisenberg|
|Dylan Rhodes Shrike||Mark Ruffalo||Mark Ruffalo
William Henderson (Young)
|Merritt McKinney||Woody Harrelson|
|Henley Reeves||Isla Fisher||Isla Fisher (photograph)||Isla Fisher|
|Jack Wilder||Dave Franco|
|Arthur Tressler||Michael Caine|
|Thaddeus Bradley||Morgan Freeman|
|Alma Dray||Mélanie Laurent|
|Agent Fuller||Michael Kelly|
|Jasmine Tressler||Caitriona Balfe|
|Lionel Shrike||Mentioned||Richard Laing|
|Chase McKinney||Mentioned||Woody Harrelson|
|Walter Mabry||Daniel Radcliffe|
|Lula May||Lizzy Caplan|
|Agent Natalie Austin||Sanaa Lathan|
|2013||Now You See Me||Louis Leterrier||Bobby Cohen
|Brian Tyler||Robert Leighton
|2016||Now You See Me 2||Jon M. Chu||Bobby Cohen
|Ed Solomon||Stan Salfas||Peter Deming|
|TBA||Now You See Me 3||Ed Solomon||Neil Widener
Box office performanceEdit
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide||All time
|Now You See Me||May 31, 2013||$29,350,389||$117,723,989||$234,000,000||$351,723,989||#516||#317||$75,000,000|||
|Now You See Me 2||June 10, 2016||$22,383,146||$65,075,540||$269,825,797||$334,901,337||#1174||#347||$90,000,000|||
Critical and public responseEdit
|Now You See Me||50% (152 reviews)||50 (35 reviews)||A-|
|Now You See Me 2||34% (167 reviews)||46 (33 reviews)||A-|
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