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Freeman to reveal magic secrets

Morgan Freeman is set to lift the lid on magician's tricks in Now You See Me.

The Oscar-winning Hollywood star has apparently been cast as Thaddeus, an ex-magician who exposes the illusions of his colleagues in Louis Leterrier's upcoming heist movie, reported Variety.

The 74-year-old is the latest addition to the cast list, with Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried already on board.

The film follows an FBI squad who get involved in a game of cat and mouse against a team of world-famous illusionists who pull off daring bank heists during their performances.

Morgan - whose last big-screen outing was in action-thriller Red alongside Bruce Willis and Dame Helen Mirren - has been shooting The Dark Knight Rises, in which he reprises his role as Lucius Fox.

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