Check out this awesome first clip from Danny Boyle's Trance, which shows us an intense art heist that's pulled off in less than two minutes. James McAvoy plays an auctioneer in the story who is in league with a gang of thieves led by Vincent Cassel. Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotherapist who is brought in to help recover a lost painting. Of course things go very wrong for McAvoy.
The film has been described as having the same dark, sexy, hard-edged tone of Boyle's other films like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. It really looks like a fantastic film, and I'm excited to see it! To watch the trailer for the film click here. Here's the synopsis:
Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.
In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly – and perhaps shrewdly – to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork.
Unable to coerce the painting’s location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon’s jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.
The movie hits theaters on April 5th, 2013. Hope you enjoy the clip! I've also included some character posters.