Misdirection is the key to a great magic trick. The viewer looks to one hand, the magician executes the trick with the other. Now You See Me uses the same technique; a cat and mouse game between a collective of magicians-turned-criminals and their policing pursuers, the new movie twists and turns like an adeptly executed card trick. Once you see where it’s going, it goes the other way.
So it’s no surprise that the posters for the Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, Incredible Hulk) thriller would be equally mesmerizing. Front and center in this exclusive new poster is costar Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds). In the film she plays an Interpol agent chasing after the main quartet of sleight-of-hand thieves (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher). On this new one-sheet, she’s the center of a hypnotic pinwheel we’re sure is distracting us from the real trick.
Now You See Me slips into theaters May 31. Check out more motion posters from the film of Morgan Freeman (at Comingsoon), Jesse Eisenberg (at Cinemablend), Dave Franco (at The Nerdist), Isla Fisher (at Popsugar), Woody Harrelson (at Film School Rejects), Mark Ruffalo (at Crave Online), and Michael Caine (at Movies.com).
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