Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for Danny Boyle’s upcoming Trance. The film centers around fine art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy), who teams with a mobster to steal a masterpiece by Goya from an auction.
It sounds like a generic heist-gone-wrong gangster flick and if there wasn’t so much talented attached I don’t know how keen I would be. However, Boyle’s last film, 127 hours, made a guy trapped under a boulder engaging and visually stunning. I am very interested to see what he can do with a heist movie starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and the underrated Vincent Cassel.
Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.