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Jon M. Chu directed the movie Now You See Me 2 . It is a 2016 American heist thriller film. The film is based on a screenplay by Ed Solomon and a story by Solomon and Peter Chiarelli. The film is a sequel to the film Now You See Me, which was released in 2013. Also it is the second installment in the Now You See Me series.

Cast of the film

The film starred the following people. 

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Dave Franco 
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Lizzy Caplan
  • Jay Chou 
  • Sanaa Lathan 
  • Michael Caine
  • Morgan Freeman  

Walter Mabry, a criminal genius, recruits the Four Horsemen and their leader Dylan Rhodes to steal a data chip.

When was the filming started?

Mark Ruffalo announced on his Facebook page on November 25, 2014 that filming on the sequel had started in London, England. Filming started on March 12, 2015, in China, in Macau and the Macau Science Center, and lasted for six days until March 18, 2015. 

Announcement of the film

After the first film’s box office success, Lions Gate Entertainment CEO Jon Feltheimer announced on July 3, 2013, that a sequel will be made. The development started in 2014 for an unspecified release date. In 2014 September, Jon M. Chu was announced as the new director, succeeding Louis Leterrier.

Production of the film

Summit Entertainment and K/O Paper Products collaborated on the film’s production. However, Isla Fisher was unable to reprise her role as Henley Reeves due to her pregnancy in October 2014. Later, Lizzy Caplan was cast as a new character Lula,  to take her place as the Fourth Horseman. 

When did the film come out?

In November 2014, the film was officially titled Now You See Me 2. On June 10, 2016, it was scheduled to be released . After that, it’s international release date was set for July 4, 2016, in March 2016.

Finally, Now You See Me 2 was released on August 19, on Digital HD, followed by a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 6.

Response to the movie

At the Teen Choice Awards on July 31, 2016, the film was nominated for Choice Summer Movie. Moreover, Dave Franco was nominated for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male. Also. Other than that, Lizzy Caplan was nominated for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female. 

Above all, aainst a budget of $90 million, Now You See Me 2 grossed $65.1 million in the United States and Canada. The film grossed $269.8 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $334.9 million.

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