Lizzy Caplan and Dave Franco on ‘Now You See Me 2’ and Hypnotizing Franco to Say ‘Offensive’ Things
The sequel to the 2013 movie follows the Four Horsemen as they try to expose a corrupt tech mogul with the help of Mark Ruffalo’s FBI agent Dylan Rhodes. Their plans get interrupted when a new bad guy, played by Daniel Radcliffe, forces them to steal a powerful computer chip using their magical trickery. The new movie also stars returning cast members Dave Franco as Jack Wilder, Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas, Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, and Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler.
I sat down with Caplan and Franco in New York to talk about the new movie and the choreography behind the sequel’s big card trick. When I asked the two how they’d use the power of hypnosis, Caplan said she’d hypnotize Franco to say “really offensive stuff.” Check out our interview with the two above to hear the (NSFW) word Franco came up with in response.
Now You See Me 2 opens June 10.