Now You See Me 2 Expected To Start Filming Later This Year

written by DeAdele II.V

Louis Leterrier’s 2013 magicians and con artists thriller Now You See Me was an out-of-left-field hit, a crackling ensemble film that dropped into theaters amidst the likes of busy blockbusters like Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Into Darkness… but surprised the industry by having massive legs. By the time it was finished, the film had banked a whopping $117.7 million domestically, and a powerful $351 million worldwide, carried by the drawing power of the film’s personable co-stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Dave Franco. The sequel was greenlit, and today, we picked up a few details on the production’s possible future.

Dave Franco jumped on the phone with me this afternoon to talk about Neighbors, the hysterical dudes-versus-parents comedy from director Nicolas Stoller that will entertain audiences beginning next week. It’s one of a few winners Franco has on his summer agenda, which also includes June’s massive sequel, 22 Jump Street (where he says he has a brief, but memorable cameo in a prison cell). And he thinks he’s going from this busy summer into the planned Now You See Me 2, which allegedly is filming at the end of the year.

On the topic of that sequel, Dave Franco told me:

“Last I heard, we were still going at the end of this year. … I’ve heard a pitch of the story. It’s actually going to be really exciting. I was slightly weary, just because you never know when it comes to a sequel. But I think the first one opened up enough avenues. There are many directions left to explore. There are many places that it can go, and they really – they held true to the spirit of the first one, but it’s going to be enough of a departure that it doesn’t just feel like a complete copy of the first one.”

Franco went on to explain that a big portion of Now You See Me 2 will be spent exploring who this tight-knit band of illusionists really are off of the stage. As he mentions, they spent so much time in the first movie on a stage, in various states of performance, and the team now wants to figure out who they are as individuals – and likely, who they can scam next.

Who will be back for Now You See Me 2 (or, Now You Still See Me)? Louis Leterrier is scheduled to return to the director’s chair. Most of the original cast is expected to return, while Deadline reported in February that locations will shift to Europe and Asia to capitalize on the first film’s international successes. While he waits for that script, Dave Franco kills it opposite Zac Efron in Neighbors, which opens on May 9. Check it out.

Dave Franco to Go On ‘Business Trip’ With Vince Vaughn

written by Jenny XXII.VII

Fresh off the success of “Now Your See Me,” Dave Franco is set to co-star with Vince Vaughn in the New Regency comedy “Business Trip.”

Vaughn’s “Delivery Man” director Ken Scott is on board to helm.

Story follows a businessman who travels to Europe where chaos follows.

Steve Conrad penned the script with Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal producing for Escape Artists.

The CAA and James/Levy Management-repped Franco has been on a roll lately since hitting it big in Sony’s “21 Jump Street.” He followed that up with two Summit surprise hits in “Warm Bodies” and “Now You See Me” and just wrapped production on the Universal comedy “Townies.”

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Zac Efron: ‘I broke my hand fighting Dave Franco on set’

written by DeAdele XIX.IV

Zac Efron has revealed that he broke his hand while fighting Dave Franco for a new movie.

The actor is currently filming Townies with the brother of actor James Franco.

However, he revealed on Thursday’s Live with Kelly and Michael that he was injured while recording a particular scene.

The star showed presenter Kelly Ripa and guest host Carrie Ann Inaba his swollen right hand next to his regular-sized left one.

He is now recovering from the accident after receiving medically treatment.

“[It occurred] during filming, it was during a stage fight with Dave Franco,” he explained. “I had to go back to work so I couldn’t really wear a cast.”

Efron explained that he now has metal in his palm but essentially has the full use of his hand again.

He said: “So they put like a titanium plate in it and a bunch of screws.

“I don’t know why I’m telling you this. My hand in theory is back to normal, it just looks really gross.”

CAA Signs Film Actor Dave Franco

written by Jenny XXXI.X

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco has signed with CAA, reuniting with Kami Putnam Heist, who originally represented him at Gersh before she moved over. She also reps his older brother, James Franco. Dave Franco has built a nice run lately. After playing the villain in 21 Jump Street, he has shot Warm Bodies, the zombie tale that stars Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich and which Summit releases February 1. He followed with Now You See Me, starring with Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman, which Summit releases June 7. Franco, who got his start writing and starring in shorts for funnyordie.com before landing a regular role on the series Scrubs, continues to be managed by Miles Levy at James Levy Management.

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Alison Brie and Dave Franco dine at RPM Italian

written by Jenny III.VIII

The Lollapalooza sightings have begun.

“Community” actress Alison Brie and rumored boyfriend and “21 Jump Street” actor Dave Franco had dinner Thursday at RPM Italian. Franco, brother of James Franco, took in the Lollapalooza festitivities with “Fright Night” co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse in 2011.

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Facebook Update From Dave – May 3

written by Jenny XII.V

Dave updated his official Facebook on May 3rd with a message:

Hey everyone, this is Dave. First off, thank you SO much for all the support. You have no idea how much it means to me.

I just finished a movie in Paris called “Now You See Me.” For once, I am not playing the villain–thank you all for staying with me through my ‘asshole phase’ in film.

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