Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it'll be to fool you Now you don't. Entre más cerca lo mires, menos lo verás (The closer you look, the less you'll see) 4 amazing magicians. 3 impossible heists. 1 billion dollars. This is no illusion. Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see
Crew/Equipment Visible The agents arrive at the Four Horsemen's apartment to arrest them. In the shot where Dylan exits the car, the reflection of the boom mic is visible in the other car's window.
Jake Gyllenhaal was considered for one of the lead roles, but declined. Mark Ruffalo was later cast.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, Sacha Baron Cohen and Colin Firth were considered for the lead roles before it was decided to go for younger leads.
Olivia Wilde was offered a role.
Amanda Seyfried was considered for a role, but a deal couldn't be reached and Isla Fisher was cast instead.
Andrea Riseborough was considered to play the role of Henley.
Michael Caine was locked in his dressing room for a whole night during the shooting of the movie. Caine fell asleep after shooting and couldn't hear when the director called the day a wrap. Everyone thought that Caine left and the set was closed. Caine wake up in the pitch dark and wasn't released until the morning until someone heard his cries for help.
This is the fourth film to co-star Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. They previously appeared together in all 3 installments of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
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