Rosamund Pike Joins ‘Now You See Me 3’ in ‘Pivotal’ Role

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Golden Globe and Emmy winner Rosamund Pike will join the cast of Lionsgate’s “Now You See Me 3,” the third chapter of the magician series. Details of her part are being kept under wraps, but she will have a “pivotal role” in the film according to the press release.

Original cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Morgan Freeman are expected to reprise their roles. Justice Smith, Dominic Sessa and Ariana Greenblatt have also been cast in new roles.

Pike joins the ensemble as the new film returns audiences to the thieving illusionists known as the Four Horseman and introduces a new generation of magicians.

Pike has recently received accolades for her role in Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn,” for which she was nominated for best actress in a supporting role at the BAFTA Awards and best supporting actress in the motion picture category at the Golden Globes.

She will next be seen leading Babak Anvari’s psychological thriller “Hallow Road” and in Lionsgate & Guy Ritchie’s “In the Grey.” She has played sorceress Moiraine Damodred in Prime Video’s epic fantasy “The Wheel of Time” since 2021, with a third season of the series set to release in 2025.

“Zombieland” and “Venom” director Ruben Fleischer was tapped to direct the movie in 2022. “American Hustle” writer Eric Warren Singer, Seth Grahame-Smith and “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” co-writer Mike Lesslie penned the screenplay for the upcoming film.

Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman are set to produce. Meredith Wieck and Erin Jones-Wesley are overseeing the project for Lionsgate. Robert Melnik made the deals for the studio.

Pike is represented by CAA, United Agents, Magnolia Entertainment and Prosper PR.

From Variety US