Michael Fassbender in Talks to Join Danny Boyle's New Film 'Trance'
Well that was quick. Only two days after Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle's new project was first announced, we now have the first casting news for it, and it's a damn good start. THR & Variety are reporting that Michael Fassbender is in talks to join the cast of the project now officially called Trance, an edgy art heist thriller that's actually a remake of a 2001 British made-for-TV film called Trance. This is the new project from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) that he'll shoot later this year, then finish editing after he works on the 2012 Olympics during most of next year.
As was revealed earlier this week, the film is an "art heist gone wrong" thriller, and Fassbender would play a shady leader of a gang who partners with an assistant at an auction house to pull the heist. The assistant is the mastermind behind it and teams up with Fassbender's gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. He's the only one who knows where the painting's location is. Eventually they suspect something is up when he can't remember and they hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain. Sounds kind of like Inception, but with a Danny Boyle twist I'm sure. Boyle will shoot it this year, but it's not scheduled to be released until spring 2013. We won't get to see this for a long time, but casting continues.
Fassbender is already starring as Magneto in X-Men: First Class this summer as well as Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, Steve McQueen's Shame and Ridley Scott's sci-fi Prometheus. This is just another fantastic role for Fassbender to take on, let's hope it comes through. Can't wait to see who else Boyle casts in his Trance (had to do it!) as it sounds like this might be a chance for him to finally round up a superb ensemble of talented folks for another Boyle classic-in-the-making. Stay tuned!