Actress replacing Amanda Seyfried

Variety reports that Isla Fisher is in negotiations to join the cast of the magician heist thriller ‘Now You See Me.’

Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman are attached to star in the movie which centers on a game of cat-and-mouse between the FBI and a squad of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, then shower the profits on their audience. Fisher would be playing a master technician who builds contraptions to aid in the illusion of the heists. The role was previously linked to Amanda Seyfried.

Louis Leterrier (‘The Clash of the Titans,’ ‘The Incredible Hulk’) is set to direct, helming the project from a screenplay penned by Boaz Yakin (‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’) and newcomer Edward Ricourt,

Fisher is currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,’ alongside Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and Jason Clarke.