Freeman in talks for ensemble thriller.

Director Louis Leterrier’s magician heist thriller ‘Now You See Me’ is set to land the acting talent of the Morgan Freeman.

Penned by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, the story pits a team of FBI agents against a squad of the world’s greatest illusionists, known as the Four Horsemen, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, then shower the profits on their audience.

Variety says that Freeman will play “Thaddeus, an ex-magician who has made a career out of exposing other magicians’ illusions, making him a despised figure within the magic community.”

Jesse Eisenberg is attached to play the leader of the illusionist squad, while Mark Ruffalo is in the process of closing a deal to take the role of the main FBI agent. Mélanie Laurent (‘Beginners,’ ‘Inglourious Basterds’) and Amanda Seyfried (‘In Time’) will also star.