Lizzy Caplan in Talks for ‘Now You See Me 2′

Lizzy Caplan in Bachelorette

Now You See Me 2 is getting some of that Lizzy Caplan magic. The Emmy-nominated Masters of Sex star has entered talks for the sequel, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu.

She joins Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mark Ruffalo, who are all returning from the first film, and Daniel Radcliffe, who recently signed on as Caine’s son. More on the Lizzy Caplan Now You See Me 2 news after the jump.

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Daniel Radcliffe Joins ‘Now You See Me 2′

Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe‘s wizarding days are behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely done with magic. The British star has boarded the cast of Now You See Me 2, which Jon M. Chu is directing for a summer 2016 bow. Hit the jump for more on the Daniel Radcliffe Now You See Me 2 casting, including character details.

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Sequels, spinoffs, and reboots aplenty after the jump.

  • Samurai Cop 2 is happening with Tommy Wiseau
  • Caity Lotz will return for The Pact 2
  • Mark Ruffalo offers a Now You See Me 2 update
  • The third Sharknado will hit Washington DC
  • Ghostbusters producer Joe Medjuck talks threequel
  • Woman in Black 2 will open in January 2015
  • Watch another Drumline: A New Beat preview
  • See another trailer for the Veronica Mars spinoff
  • Conjuring spinoff Annabelle gets a creepy TV spot
  • Get your first look at Transporter Legacy

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‘Now You See Me 2′ Scheduled for Summer 2016

Now You See Me 2
Lionsgate has announced a Summer 2016 release date for Now You See Me 2. The magical heist sequel will hit theaters the same weekend that the original film made its debut in 2013. Hit the jump to find out more about the film and the Now You See Me 2 release date.

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Now You See Me 2 Jon M Chu

UPDATE: Variety now confirms that Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct Now You See Me 2.

Lionsgate didn’t necessarily expect Now You See Me to hit as big as it did. Once it saw how much money the magician thriller was raking in, though, the studio knew just what to do: It got the wheels turning on a sequel.

Now, those wheels are moving toward a new director. According to a new report, G.I. Joe‘s Jon M. Chu is now the frontrunner to direct Now You See Me 2. Hit the jump for all the details on this latest development.

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Pitch Perfect

Treble comes for the Barden Bellas again as Adam DeVine joins the Pitch Perfect sequel. Also after the jump:

  • Will Mothra make an appearance in Godzilla 2?
  • David Spade would like to bring you Joe Dirt 2
  • Now You See Me 2 will shoot later this year, probably
  • The Smurfs reboot gets pushed back a year
  • Hear Jon Snow in a How to Train Your Dragon 2 clip
  • Check out the trailer for the Rurouni Kenshin sequels
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction gets a Chevy commercial
  • See pics from the making of the Transformers soundtrack

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Now You See Me

One of the summer’s biggest surprises, both critically and financially, was Louis Leterrier‘s magic-based heist film Now You See Me. Sporting a solid cast, an original story and good word of mouth, the underdog film made over $115 million domestic and almost $300 million worldwide.

So what happens when a small film has some big success? You guessed it. A sequel. Turns out, Leterrier will once again be at the helm. Read More »

Now You See Me

In many respects, Now You See Me doesn’t fit into the usual franchise-starter template. It’s not based on a comic book, or a young adult series, or anything else, for that matter. It cost a (relatively) moderate amount to make, and it was never envisioned as a big summer tentpole for the studio.

But it has made a crap ton of money at the box office, and you know what that means. Lionsgate has put a sequel to the magician heist movie in development, with production expected to get underway next year. Hit the jump for more details.

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