Caine, Freeman make movie magic in 'Now You See Me'

05:00 AM, May 09, 2013

Morgan Freeman stars as a famed magic debunker in the heist movie "Now You See Me." Steve Dietl/


Written By by Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are conjuring some movie magic.

The pair of Oscar winners — who were both in the past three Christopher Nolan Batman films — are part of a high-profile ensemble cast in Now You See Me, in theaters May 31 and directed by Louis Letterier.

In the movie, a gang of the world’s greatest illusionists known as “The Four Horsemen” — played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher — are magical Robin Hoods, stealing rich business leaders blind during their shows and giving all the money to their adoring audiences. Caine stars as a wealthy and corrupt target of the Horsemen.

An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol detective (Melanie Laurent) form their own team to stop them, and they reach out to Thaddeus (Freeman), a famed debunker who feels the Horsemen are using disguises and video tricks instead of real honest-to-goodness magic.

Summit Entertainment is also letting fans get into the action with a “Diamond Heist Challenge.” Thirteen diamond playing cards have been hidden in various places on the Internet such as websites and social-media platforms, and when found the cards unlock exclusive video content using the Blippar image-recognition smartphone app. (Need clues? Find them here or check out the movie Facebook page and Twitter feed for hints.)