In this weekend's Now You See Me, Mark Ruffalo plays a detective on the trail of the magicians, so he doesn't get to do the same kinds of tricks, which, when I sat down to chat with the actor, he admitted made him a little jealous. Despite that, Ruffalo did get to learn some magic off screen, and he also talked about having even more off-the-set fun with Woody Harrelson. Watch to find out about their bar crawl and why he thinks Harrelson may have hypnotized him.
Jesse Eisenberg stars in this week's Now You See Me as a smooth-talking illusionist in a troupe of magicians who use their skills to mysteriously rob banks. I sat down with the actor to talk about how he studied up for his role and which real-life magicians inspired him, who the funniest person in the cast is, and which tricks he learned — and can still do!
Isla Fisher reunited with her Now You See Me costars at a premiere for their new film in LA yesterday. The cast has been crisscrossing the country as they do press for the project, which hits theaters on May 31. Isla, Jesse Eisenberg, and Mark Ruffalo attended the New York premiere of Now You See Me on Tuesday, and Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine have been taking part in interviews. Morgan got some funny attention for the movie this week when he fell asleep during a TV interview while talking about the project. Morgan laughed off the slipup, joking, "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
Isla Fisher donned a L'Wren Scott gown to link up with her costars Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo at the NYC premiere of Now You See Me last night. The East Coast debut of the film also brought out cast members Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, and pregnant Mélanie Laurent. The event was somewhat of a family affair as Mark was accompanied by his wife, Sunrise Coigney, and their kids, Keen, Bella, and Odette, while Michael and Woody both had their wives by their sides on the carpet.
Along with Now You See Me, Isla has also been been busy promoting The Great Gatsby. She spent time in the South of France alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan last week at the Cannes Film Festival, where they attended multiple press events including the big premiere that opened the festival.
Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Dave Franco star in this month's Now You See Me, a story of four magicians who perform mind-blowing illusions (like robbing a bank in Paris from Las Vegas). The visually impressive film has equally impressive motion posters, one for each of the main characters, and we have an exclusive look at the one for Fisher's character, Henley, who's also known as "the escape artist." The motion poster, which you can see after the jump, features Fisher in one of the movie's coolest scenes, where she tries to escape from a water tank. Be sure to catch Now You See Me when it opens May 31, and see the poster in all its moving glory after the break.
Leave it to a movie about magic to bring us cool photos to build our anticipation. You may have already seen the Now You See Me trailer, but here are some snaps from the film to get you excited for its release. So, what do you get from a squad of magicians who rob a bank and the FBI team who's out to get them? You don't have to wait until the movie comes out on May 31 to get an idea. Just click on for tricky pics from Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and more.
Hollywood has seen its share of movies about magicians, but a movie about magicians who are also bank robbers? Now that's something new. In the trailer for Now You See Me, Jesse Eisenberg's character leads a group of illusionists (including Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco) in a grand showcase of their talents — and let's just say they've got a lot more than card tricks in their bag. In a Robin Hood-esque turn, the team successfully manages to rob a bank during the show and showers the audience in money. Not everyone is impressed, though, and a couple of FBI agents (Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent) are determined to take them down.
The trailer is fresh and different enough to get me excited about this movie, especially since it features some of my favorite underrated actors (along with ones we all know and love). I'm also glad to see Eisenberg playing something other than the twitchy geek we've seen him play so many times before, and he actually appears to be pulling off cockiness here. The film hits theaters next Summer, but check out the trailer when you read more