‘Now You See Me 3’ in the Works With ‘American Hustle’ Writer

Lionsgate has hired “American Hustle” scribe Eric Warren Singer to write “Now You See Me 3,” the latest installment in the franchise based on a fresh take by Singer.The first two movies in the “Now You See Me” series have taken in $687 million worldwide cumulatively.

The previous films starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Morgan Freeman, among others.

No casting has been set yet for the third installment.Singer’s take will introduce new characters into the world while also creating opportunities for the original cast to reprise their roles.Jonathan Bayme and his company Theory 11 will serve as a magic consultant to the filmmakers.Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman of Secret Hideout are teaming up again to produce.

Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds will oversee the project for Lionsgate.“Eric has always been fascinated with the fine art of deception and illusion in all

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