The first clip from Danny Boyle‘s new thriller Trance is here, and it has HEIST written all over it! In other words, we finally have a much, much better look at James McAvoy‘s character Simon. Ok, we already know the plot, and maybe Simon is one fine art auctioneer, but he definitely looks like a bad guy in this 2-minute video. He walks in, steals the painting and leaves. Just like that!
Danny Boyle directed this action thriller from a script he wrote with John Hodge, and as we already reported, the movie revolves around a fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting.
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Fine art auctioneer Simon, in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck, 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 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.
Beside James McAvoy, Trance also stars Vincent Cassel as Franck and Rosario Dawson as that hypnotherapist named Elizabeth, and the movie is set to hit theaters on April 5th, 2013.
Stay tuned for more!