‘Now You See Me 3’ Recruits Young Stars Ariana Greenblatt, Justice Smith & Dominic Sessa

The Now You See Me film franchise is gearing up for its highly anticipated third instalment, with new cast members joining the original stars. The series, known for its blend of illusion and heist-driven narratives, has been a significant box office hit since its debut in 2013, and Now You See Me 3 is adding fresh talent to its roster.

Lionsgate has confirmed that Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Morgan Freeman are set to return. They will be joined by newcomers including Ariana Greenblatt, known for her roles in Barbie and the Disney+ series Ahsoka. Justice Smith, who has appeared in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, and newcomer Dominic Sessa, recently seen in The Holdovers, are also joining the cast in undisclosed roles. The announcements were first reported on Deadline and THR.

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Venom and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will helm the project, taking over from previous directors Jon M. Chu and Louis Leterrier. While specific plot details remain confidential, the third film continues the narrative thread of the magicians known as The Horsemen, who use their skills to pull off complex heists.

The first film in the franchise introduced audiences to an FBI agent and an Interpol detective on the trail of The Horsemen, capturing viewers with its thrilling sequences and magical heists. It grossed over US$351 million worldwide. Its sequel, released in 2016, continued the success, earning US$335 million at the box office.

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Ariana Greenblatt (Left), Justice Smith (Middle), Dominic Sessa (Right)

In March, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed he had read the script and anticipated filming to begin within the year. There are speculations that Now You See Me 3 might serve as a soft reboot while possibly continuing some story arcs from the second film, particularly involving The Horsemen’s discovery of the secrets of The Eye.

As Hollywood leans into the sequel trend, Lionsgate aims to leverage the existing fan base and significant box office earnings of nearly US$687 million from the previous films. Further details about the release date and additional plot specifics are likely to emerge as production progresses, with filming anticipated to start in the upcoming months.