After Michael Caine spilled the beans last month, it’s now official: “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe will get his magic on again playing Caine’s son Walter in Now You See Me 2. He will be joined by Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou in the Lionsgate sequel to 2013’s surprise smash.
“Masters of Sex” star Caplan, who appears alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco in this fall’s The Interview, will play a character named Lula, while another Rogen buddy Chou (Kato in The Green Hornet, and who also performs several songs in The Interview) will play a character named Li.
In early October, Caine, who played insurance magnate Arthur Tressler, said “Theres a sequel to ‘Now You See Me’ and were shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought itd be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.”
Heres the official synopsis: 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.
Jon M. Chu is directing Now You See Me 2, which also features returning stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Morgan Freeman. It’s set for a June 10, 2016 release.