Lionsgate Sets Dates for Now You See Me 2 and Dirty Grandpa


Lionsgate has today updated its release schedule, setting the Zac Efron and Robert De Niro comedy Dirty Grandpa for release on December 25, 2015 and Now You See Me 2 for June 10, 2016.

Dan Mazer directs Dirty Grandpa from a script by John Phillips. In the film, an uptight guy is, right before his wedding, tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break. Barry Josephson, Bill Block and Michael Simkin are producing.

The Christmas Day release has Dirty Grandpa opening opposite David O. Russell’s Joy (starring Jennifer Lawrence), Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 5 (starring Tom Cruise) and, in limited release, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s The Revenant.

Released last year, Now You See Me grossed more than $350 million with the story of “The Four Horsemen,” a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are all set to reprise their roles with Jon M. Chu directing the sequel from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Alex Kurtzman, Bobby Cohen and Roberto Orci are producing.

Now You See Me 2 will open opposite the video game adaptation Uncharted.