Well, the cat is out of the bag now because Lionsgate has officially announced that Daniel Radcliffe is indeed going to star in the sequel of “Now You See Me”!
Earlier in October, it was reported that Caine, who plays insurance magnate Arthur Tressler, revealed that the Harry Potter star is going to be his son in the sequel. He said:
There’s a sequel to ‘Now You See Me’ and we’re shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it’d be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.
Neither Lionsgate nor Daniel Radcliffe confirmed the report as at that time, the studio only announced that Radcliffe is set to appear in the film as a character called Walter.
“Masters of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan and Taiwanese singer-actor Jay Chou have also come on board Lionsgate’s upcoming sequel for the famed magician film. The Wrap earlier reported Caplan received an offer to play the female lead, since Isla Fisher is unavailable for the sequel due to her pregnancy.
But of course, Caplan won’t be playing Fisher’s role as Caplan is set to appear in the film as a character called Lula, a character which is said to be the new female lead in the sequel.
The series newcomer Jay Chou will appear in the sequel as a character called Li but no further details were given about his character yet. Jay Chou previously made his first Hollywood debut film through his character as Kato in American superhero action comedy film, “The Green Hornet”. The sequel will mark his second film in Hollywood but it is unclear what character he is playing.
The official synopsis has since been released, describing a story that revolves around the Four Horsemen facing their new enemy:
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.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the sequel will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen while the script will be written by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. The sequel now has quite an all-star team as Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, and Dave Franco are all set to return.
“Now You See Me 2” is slated for a 10th June 2016 release.