Michael Caine joins Now You See Me

Louis Leterrier’s upcoming heist thriller Now You See Me has added a touch of Oscar-winning gravitas to proceedings with the announcement that Michael Caine has joined what was already an impressive ensemble cast.

The film follows a crack team of FBI agents attempting to bring down a group of flamboyant magicians, who use their performances to pull off a series of outrageous bank heists.

According to The Playlist , Caine will take on the role of Arthur Tressler, the magicians’ sponsor. We’re envisaging something along the lines of his performance in The Prestige , with a dash more twinkly-eyed mischief thrown in for good measure.

Caine becomes the latest member of a thoroughly stellar cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent and Woody Harrelson. With that lineup, one thing the film shouldn’t lack for is star power.

Written as a collaborative effort between newcomer Edward Ricourt and Prince Of Persia scribe Boaz Yakin, Now You See Me will arrive in US screens on 18 January 2013.

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