It looks like James McAvoy is going to reunite with his X-Men: First Class co-star Michael Fassbender in the new Danny Boyle film Trance. McAvoy is currently in negotiations to take on the lead role Simon, who is an employee at an arthouse who teams with a group of criminals to steal a valuable art piece. They successfully pull off the heist, but Simon takes a blow to the head that gives him amnesia. He is unable to remember where the art is hidden. Simon's co-conspirators obviously suspect foul play, and they hire a hypnotist to try and pull the secret from his mind.
The film is a remake of a 2001 British TV movie of the same title that was directed by Joe Ahearne. While McAvoy and Fassbender are in talks no cast confirmed. Previously Fassbender was said to have been in talks to play the leader of the art thieves.
This sounds like it could be a great film. I'm a big fan of Boyle's films and it would be awesome to see these two actors work together again. They were both fantastic in X-Men. Trance is scheduled to shoot in London in September, but, due to Boyle's involvement with the 2012 Olympics, it will have nearly a full year break before resuming production, aiming for a March 2013 release.
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