Now You See Me 2 has an official teaser and it ends with one of the great modern stunt castings. Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who lived as Harry Potter for a decade, is the newest addition to the cast. He’s not alone. Ilsa Fisher couldn’t return due to her real life pregnancy so we’ve got Lizzy Caplan showing up as new Fourth Horseman member Lula.
Synopsis: THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
There’s lots of flashy special effects in the magic tricks and the addition of Jay Chou (A John M. Chu regular and the underrated Kato in the not underrated Green Hornet) things are looking up for Now You See Me: The Second Act. I’m still not over it not being called Now You Don’t but alas, life goes on.
Now You See Me: The Second Act opens June 10, 2016.
But that’s not all! There’s also an official trailer for Jeff Nichols’ next project Midnight Special. Nichols has made a name for himself with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, and Mud all unifying the themes of relationships and Michael Shannon. Midnight Special looks to continue that thread as Michael Shannon takes care of his son who may have special abilities.
Midnight Special opens March 18, 2016.
And the final trailer of the day, 11.22.63, has James Franco going back in time to stop the JFK assassination. Brought to us by JJ Abrams and based on the book by Stephen King, this is a Hulu series that will gain traction for the names attached alone.
Hulu Original series 11.22.63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed. Also starring Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.
The eight-part event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award®-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.