‘Now You See Me’ Takes Little Bro Dave Franco Up to a New Level

written by DeAdele XIX.V

“Now You See Me” is a big step up for 27-year-old hottie Dave Franco, who’s been seen in a bundle of TV and film parts including “Fright Night” and “Charlie St. Cloud” — but has been best known up till now as James Franco’s little brother.

The May 31 release thriller about a band of audacious and preternaturally gifted young magicians, who have unique ideas for redistribution of wealth, should go a long way toward elevating Dave’s stardom. Talking about being in a cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, Franco tells us, with self-effacing charm, “It was almost unbelievable. I would tell my friends I grew up with who was in the movie, and they would say ‘How the ?&!$ did you sneak into that?’ They keep me honest.” He laughs. “I kept thinking, ‘I hope they don’t realize they made a mistake.’ It was a little intimidating because I wanted to prove I belonged. But from day one, everyone welcomed me and treated me as an equal.”

As far as James’ advice? Dave lets us know his brother is a very supportive sibling. “He’s always there for me. But to be honest, we don’t talk about acting very much. If I have a question, he’s always there to answer it, though.”

He adds, “The main thing he’s told me through the years is to try and be as patient as possible and wait until you find something you’re genuinely passionate about. Sometimes it’s tough because you’re sitting around, you’re anxious. You want to get back to work. But sometimes it’s better to do nothing than to jump on a project you’re not really passionate about.”

Not surprisingly, he’s passionate about “Now You See Me,” which required him to spend long hours perfecting sleight of hand techniques on top of prepping for action including a fight sequence with Ruffalo.

“My favorite thing was probably the same as the hardest thing, which was the fight sequence.

We rehearsed that for weeks on end. I loved it,” he says. “While we were filming it, I remember thinking, ‘Why would I want to film some dramatic movie crying all day when I could be fighting Mark Ruffalo and flipping over tables?’ Of course, I want to do more serious work as well, but for the moment — I mean, it really got real. Mark and I both insisted on doing as much of our own stunt work as they would let us, and we got bruised up. I have scars on my body that will be there forever that I got doing that fight sequence.”

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‘Now You See Me’ Press Junket – Dave Franco Interviews

written by DeAdele XVI.V

Dave gets a little too excited during the interview but who wouldn’t? :) Watch some of the interviews below and more under the cut.

Emmy winner Jake Hamilton travels to New Orleans to talk with the stars of NOW YOU SEE ME — Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher and Mark Ruffalo — only on JAKE’S TAKES!

At the New Orleans press junket, Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph sits down to interview Dave Franco! Learn more about his magic fight scene with Mark Ruffalo, plus how his writing on Funny or Die is inspiring him to make movies himself! Enjoy this interview with Dave Franco about Now You See Me before you see the full movie in 2013!

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‘NOW YOU SEE ME’ Diamond Heist Challenge

written by DeAdele XIV.V

In honor of the elaborate, dazzling heists executed by a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists, Summit Entertainment announces the NOW YOU SEE ME “Diamond Heist Challenge.”

In this magical challenge, all thirteen diamond playing cards – from the Ace through the King – have been hidden in various places online, from various websites to social media platforms, even in the New York Times crossword puzzle from Friday, May 3 (your first hint!). Like the characters in the film, players will have to look closely to uncover the mystery. Discover the hidden diamonds and join the ranks of the world’s greatest illusionists!

Once each of the thirteen diamond playing cards are found, participants can unlock exclusive video content featuring the stars of NOW YOU SEE ME utilizing Blippar, the image-recognition phone app. Each of the thirteen images, when Blipped, will unveil a unique video.

Here is how to Blipp:
1) Download the free Blippar app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
2) Open the app, point your phone at the image and have it fill your screen.
3) Watch the image come to life and view the exclusive video.

Participants can find a list of clues here: http://nowyouseememovie.com/DiamondHeistChallenge

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‘Now You See Me’ UK Poster

written by DeAdele XIV.V

It’s fitting for a movie based on ‘magic’ that the new poster is so bewitching.

We’ve got our hands on the exclusive first look at the new UK poster for Now You See Me.

The plot follows a group of daring illusionist thieves who use their sleight of hand skills (and possibly – but probably not – magic) to rob from the rich to give to the poor.

The whole star-studded cast (featuring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg and more) are giving serious mood-face on the new poster, and it’s no surprise to see mirrors making an appearance.

Now You See Me is in UK cinemas from 3 July 2013.

‘Now You See Me’ Clip: Etienne Teleported To Paris

written by DeAdele XIII.V

Four days after Summit released the first four minutes of its ensemble heist thriller Now You See Me, another trailer has hit the web. The newest look at Louis Leterrier’ first helming effort since Clash Of The Titans shows a group of Vegas illusionists pulling off a trick that leaves their audience in the money. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher and Mark Ruffalo star in the pic that Lionsgate unleashes May 31.

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