Presto! How David Copperfield Found a New Career in Film

The famed illusionist scored a co-producer credit on ‘Now You See Me 2’ as he describes his quiet entree into Hollywood movies: “All I wanted was to be good in cinema.”

What’s up David Copperfield’s sleeve? A burgeoning side career as Hollywood’s go-to guy when movies meet magic. The famed illusionist quietly has been consulting on major films including Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. His next project, Now You See Me 2, arrives June 10.

Fans might wonder why Copperfield — with an empire worth an…

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