Michael Fassbender In Talks To Join Danny Boyle's Trance
Hungry actors on the cusp of stardom take note: if you really want to become the next big thing, consider delivering wordy monologues in German. After starring in X-Men: First Class and Ridley Scott's non-Alien Alien movie Prometheus, Michael Fassbender is now reportedly in talks to join Danny Boyle's new art heist movie, Trance.
Fassbender would play the leader of a gang that boosts a valuable painting from an auction house. But their man on the inside of the auction house gets knocked on the head, develops amnesia (as you do) and can no longer remember where the loot is stashed. Now the gang must stay one step ahead of the cops as they bring in a hypnotist to discover where the art is hidden.
Because Danny Boyle has committed to directing the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, filming for Trance (or Trances, as the Hollywood Reporter has it) will be a bit segmented: the movie will film this September and then take a big 'ol break come January 2012 with Boyle returning to edit and finish it up in August with an eye towards a spring 2013 release. So, see everyone back here in this space in about two years!