Firth, Johansson Wanted For “Trance”

A cast shuffle continues on Danny Boyle’s next project, the pseudo heist thriller “Trance” reports Twitch.

Michael Fassbender had previously been announced in the cast and had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Fassbender’s “X-Men: First Class” co-star jumped onboard shortly after, leading to speculation that he had effectively replaced Fassbender in the role of ‘Aiden’.

Then it was revealed McAvoy would be playing another role, that of ‘Simon’. So who will be replacing Fassbender? Colin Firth has apparently emerged as the top choice to play Aiden, while Scarlett Johannson is the same for the role of Elizabeth (ahead of Zoe Saldana and Melanie Thierry).

Neither is in negotiations let alone signed as yet, so things could still wildly fluctuate.