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Isla Fisher got into difficulty while filming the piranha tank scene. The top of the tank remained opened so that Fisher would be able to swim to the top to get some air, and there was also an emergency lever inside the tank that, if pulled, would alert the crew that she needed help. During one take, Fisher was running out of air and tried to swim to the top, but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank, so she was unable to swim to the top or pull the lever. She then attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass of the tank, but since her character is supposed to be panicked and scared in the scene, the crew thought she was acting. The stunt coordinator finally realized that something was wrong after he noticed that her handcuffs were stuck.
The card trick in the opening sequence works in real life too, there is no editing, contrary to popular belief.
In the scene before J. Daniel Atlas and Merritt McKinney enter the secret room, McKinney tells Atlas that he is a "bit of a control freak," to which Atlas replies "Have we met before?" This is a nod to the previous film, Zombieland that Harrelson and Eisenberg have done together.
In the original draft of the script, there was no female in the Four Horsemen.
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: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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.
Jake Gyllenhaal was considered for one of the lead roles, but declined. Mark Ruffalo was later cast.
After she discovers her card from The Eye floating in the piranha tank, Henley is always wearing gloves through the rest of the film.
Amanda Seyfried was considered for a role, but a deal couldn't be reached and Isla Fisher was cast instead.
The book that Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) is reading when the FBI arrests him and the rest of The Four Horsemen in the beginning of the film is "The Savage Detectives" by Roberto Bolaño.
Louis Leterrier stated in interviews that Mark Ruffalo was his first choice for Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Incredible Hulk (2008) before the role went to Edward Norton. Ruffalo took over the role starting with The Avengers (2012), which was directed by Joss Whedon and not Leterrier.
Olivia Wilde was offered a role.
Andrea Riseborough was considered to play the role of Henley.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Each of the tarot cards refers to a Horseman. J. Daniel Atlas' (Jesse Eisenberg) card is the "Lovers", referencing his implied sexual prowess. Merritt McKinney's (Woody Harrelson) card is the "Hermit", referencing how his brother abandons him and destroys his career, leaving him alone and with nothing. Henley Reeves' (Isla Fisher) card is the "Temple Priestess", referencing her trick with the bloody tank, similar to a blood sacrifice. Jack Wilder's (Dave Franco) card is "Death", and his is the only card with a meaning that is not explained until late in the movie, where he fakes his own death. The Death card in Tarot mainly means change, most likely referencing Wilder's change from being seen as a kid at the start to an actual adult at the end.
When agent Rhodes is chasing Jack Wilder down the garbage disposal shaft, when down you can see Shrike's name on a magician's prop box.
When Atlas and the girl enter his apartment after the intro card trick a Shrike poster with a dove can be seen on his wall.
When Alma Dray is reading the newspaper in Paris, she reads an old article about Lionel Shrike's death happening in the 70s. Shrike can be seen in a front-page photo of the article. Shrike, in footage news, is played by Elias Koteas.

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