Rosario Dawson & Vincent Cassel Next to Join Danny Boyle's 'Trance'
More casting for Danny Boyle's new art heist, not art house, thriller Trance, that recently nabbed James McAvoy for one of the leads. Deadline reports that actress Rosario Dawson (Unstoppable, Zookeeper) and French actor Vincent Cassel (Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Black Swan) are negotiating for roles in the film, with Cassel playing one of McAvoy's accomplices. Dawson will play a woman who develops "an unusual relationship with both men," whatever that means. The project is said to be as "edgy as Shallow Grave and Trainspotting," two of Boyle's earlier films, and involves a gang of thieves and a painting heist gone wrong.
As was revealed originally, the film is an "art heist gone wrong" thriller, and McAvoy is going to paly Simon, 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 a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. And he's the only one who knew where the painting's location was. Eventually they suspect something is up when he can't remember and they hire a female hypnotist. Sounds just crazy and intriguing, but this is the Danny Boyle movie we have to wait until 2013 to see, even though they've started casting now. Two more great additions to the cast, I knew Boyle was finding some stellar actors to make this film unique.