Exclusive: Melanie Laurent Plays Tricks in ‘Now You See Me’ Motion Poster

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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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.