Eisenberg and Gyllenhaal for NOW YOU SEE ME

Actors may join magician-heist thriller.

‘The Social Network’ and ‘Zombieland’ actor Jesse Eisenberg has agreed in principal to join Louis Leterrier’s magician-heist thriller ‘Now You See Me’ and is now in early negotiations for one of the leads.

Variety also reports that an offer is out Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Source Code’) to play the other lead. Actress Mélanie Laurent (‘Beginners,’ ‘Inglourious Basterds’) also has an offer to join the cast.

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.