Here’s a sneak peek at director Danny Boyle
‘s new thriller, Trance
, starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel
and Rosario Dawson
courtesy of USA Today
Based on Joe Ahearne‘s 2001 British thriller of the same name the film has been in production and post for quite some time. Not yet confirmed, but UK release date has been reportedly
set for March 27th, 2013. The picture will be released sometime next year stateside.
Suggested MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language, the official synopsis of the film goes as follows:
Trance, directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and co-written by Oscar®-nominated long term collaborator John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) is a seductive and enigmatic thriller starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.
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.
Now you can enjoy some photos for more a taut, thoughtful thriller than Oscar contender. However, for the first time, a Boyle film centers on a female protagonist.