He might have ditched the wand, but Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t given up on magic just yet.
After a sneak peek in November at his role in forthcoming magic heist movie Now You See Me: The Second Act, we can now bask in the splendor that is the full trailer. Or, to put it another way, first there was “Ta-dah!” Now there’s “Hello, hello”:
Aw, even when he’s playing a self-entitled billionaire thief, he’s quirky and adorable!
Daniel plays Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who blackmails the team of outlaw magicians into pulling off their biggest heist yet: stealing the key to every computer system on the planet.
He’s the latest addition to a solid-gold cast, most of whom are returning for a second outing after the success of the first movie in 2013. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco star as the band of law-dodging magicians the Four Horsemen, with Lizzy Caplan replacing Isla Fisher as new character “Lula,” who, as the trailer shows, demonstrates a magic trick most girls learn getting undressed for swimming lessons.
Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman also return, as the federal agent out to catch them and the ex-magician who knows all their tricks respectively. Also present is Sir Michael Caine, the Horsemen’s mysterious sponsor and Walter’s dad.
And as you’ll know if you’ve seen the first movie, these guys don’t just run code to hack into computers. Oh no. They use doves, white rabbits and mind-bending magic stunts instead.
We think Daniel’ll fit right in.
He does! Just look at this pic of the cast from director Jon M. Chu.
Now You See Me: the Second Act appears in theaters on June 10. No word yet if it’ll be accompanied by a puff of smoke.Read More