Jesse Eisenberg was 'surprised' 'Now You See Me' was a hit

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg didn't expect 'Now You See Me' to be such a hit or to spawn a sequel.

Jesse Eisenberg was "surprised" his film 'Now You See Me' was a big hit.

The 31-year-old actor - who starred in the 2013 movie with Isla Fisher about a magician who leads a team of talented illusionists called the Four Horsemen into robbing a bank - says he wasn't expecting the blockbuster to be a massive financial success.

He said: "I don't really keep very close tabs on the financial performances of movies but I was very aware that internationally it was a big hit. Which I was surprised by because there was a lot of quick dialogue and I thought that maybe that would be difficult to translate as a non-English speaking audience reading it. But people seem to love it in every country - and it was more popular in one country than another ... that was surprising.

Jesse will reprise his role as J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas for the sequel which is also set to star Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Tressler's son Walter who seek's revenge for his father's death.

The sequel will be released in June 2016 and the actor says he feels "lucky" to get to work with the cast again.

Jesse told Collider: "it allowed us to make another one, which we liked doing because it's kind of a tight knit group. And we really enjoy each other, so I was excited that we got another opportunity to do it again."


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