Ruffalo Seyfried Circling NOW YOU SEE ME

Pair may join Louis Leterrier magician heist thriller.

Mark Ruffalo (‘The Avengers’) and Amanda Seyfried (‘In Time’) are in talks to join Jesse Eisenberg (‘The Social Network’) and Mélanie Laurent (‘Beginners,’ ‘Inglourious Basterds’) for the magician heist thriller ‘Now You See Me.’

The story follows a group of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audience. Eventually, the FBI gets involved, prompting a cat-and-mouse game between adversaries.

Variety reports that Ruffalo will take the role of the lead FBI agent, while Seyfried will play a master technician who builds the magical contraptions used by the illusionists during their heists.

The thriller will be directed by Louis Leterrier (‘Clash of the Titans’) from a screenplay penned by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt (‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’). Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce via Kurtzman Orci Paper Products.