Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jesse Eisenberg, who plays a magician in forthcoming film “Now You See My”, says he imbibed the confidence to perform from his talented mother.
“My mother was like a hippy clown. She did folk songs at children parties. She was like a great performer and I grew up in a house of somebody who was like a confident performer. She was really great in front of an audience and my character is really good,” Eisenberg said in a statement.
Directed by Louis Leterrieris, the film features Eisenberg as a magician who, along with his three group members, performs in front of an international audience and carries out a series of heists.
The Four Horsemen — a group led by the charismatic Atlas (played by Eisenberg) — perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows exposing a white-collar criminal and funnelling his millions into the audience bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their techniques.
The film also stars Mark Ruffalo, MÃ©lanie Laurent, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.
PVR Pictures is releasing the film in India June 7.