Summit Entertainment is gearing towards the production of “Now You See Me 2,” and it would seem that they are handling negotiations for “Masters of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan. Read on to know more about this scoop.
Last August, the second installment for the tricky pic “Now You See Me” has been green lighted and is set for a 2016 release. John Chu will be taking the reins as he is replacing the first’s Louis Leterrier as the main helmsman of the film. After Daniel Radcliffe was confirmed to take part in the sequel to play the role of Michael Caine’s son, the next actor to be added in the spectacular show is Lizzy Caplan.
In Variety’s report, Lizzy Caplan is currently undergoing the final negotiations in signing the movie deal with Summit Entertainment as part of the “Now You See Me” second installment. If things really get to it, the star will be joining majority of the main cast who are also signed in to reprise their roles — Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Mark Ruffalo.
The studio has not revealed a single gist of the film’s storyline for the sequel just yet as featured by The Wrap. However, Lizzy Caplan’s role might coincide with the fact that Isla Fisher won’t be able to make it for the second part because of her pregnancy. The question then surfaces: Will she be stepping in as Henley Reeves, or will she be adding up as a new character to the installment entirely?
With the original film grossing over $351 million worldwide, the producing is set with trio Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen. The screenplay is written by the original writer Ed Solomon and is joined by Pete Chiarelli. It’s too early to say that Caplan will be making magic soon, but she will be appearing opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco in “The Interview,” which is set to be released on Dec. 25, 2014. Meanwhile, “Now You See Me 2” is slated to open on June 10, 2016.
That concludes our scoop about Lizzy Caplan joining “Now You See Me 2.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.
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