Danny Boyle is a pretty safe bet when it comes to great movies. Trainspotting, 127 hours, Slumdog Millionaire… you name it, it’s been solid. His newest film, Trance just released its first trailer and it is looking like it might just be his weirdest movie yet.
IN it, an art thief played by James McAvoy gets amnesia and can’t remember where he hid an expensive painting. Vincent Cassel is the mob boss who really wants the painting and Rosario Dawson is the hypnotist who has the job of sucking the memory out of his cracked skull.
Trance opens in the U.K. on March 27th.
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.