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Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ gets UK release date


A UK release date has been set for Danny Boyle’s psychological thriller, ‘Trance’.

The film from Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox will be released on March 27 and stars, 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.

Other than his role in the Olympic opening ceremony, Trance will be the director’s first film since 2010′s, 127 Hours.

Boyle said: “After a mad summer with London 2012, it’s great to get back to the day job; treachery and intrigue on the screen rather than behind-the-scenes!”

Long-time collaberater John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) co-wrote the screenplay, Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) is the producer.