Jesse Eisenberg Taking Now You See Me ?

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Jesse Eisenberg looks likely to headline Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me. Variety has the news, suggesting that Jake Gyllenhaal is in early talks to appear as well.

Now You See Me pits a crack FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

The film, written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci via their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products production banner. Yakin will executive produce along with Kurtzman Orci Paper Products’ Bobby Cohen.

Eisenberg recently offered his voice talent to Rio and will next appear on-screen in 30 Minutes or Less. Gyllenhaal just headlined Duncan Jones’ Source Code.

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