Lionsgate scored an unexpected hit in 2013 with Now You See Me, a magician-themed heist flick that generated upwards of $300 million worldwide. Eager to see future returns of that magnitude, the studio ushered a sequel into development, which has today dropped its first teaser trailer.
Now You See Me 2 picks up a year after the events of the first movie. As the four horsemen – with Izzy Caplan now taking over for Isla Fisher – bask in glory of their success, they seek to better their previous illusionary efforts with help from a new tech guru. Daniel Radcliffe joins the crew as the son of Caine’s character, who thinks himself a dab hand at tricks.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.