Jesse Eisenberg and Jake Gyllenhaal have been offered roles with a straight face to star in Now You See Me. The Louis Letterier directed movie centers around FBI agents on the hunt for magicians who perform huge heists during their shows and then make it rain on the audience. Kind of like a magical Oprah or Point Break if the villians weren’t totally awesome.
Offers are also out to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olivia Wilde, and Melanie Laurent. Before Eisenberg and Gyllenhaal, producers considered approaching the potential duos of Colin Firth and Sacha Baron Cohen or Jim Carrey and Hugh Grant. The decision was made to go younger because, hey, screw those guys. (Variety)