There isn’t a Danny Boyle film that I don’t enjoy. Lately, he’s been on a role with Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours; and he looks to continue his hot-streak with his latest film, Trance. It stars James McAvoy as a man who gets wrapped up with the wrong person, Vincent Cassel, and forced to steal a piece of art. Rosario Dawson gets thrown in as a hypnotherapist who must help McAvoy remember where he hid the art, after he forgets.
Maybe this doesn’t SOUND all that interesting as I write it, but if you watch the red-band trailer below and read the synopsis; I know you’ll be intrigued!
Synopsis: 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.
Trance will hit theaters in limited release on April 5, 2013.