McAvoy Replaces Fassbender In “Trance”

Danny Boyle has replaced one X-Man with another. While Michael Fassbender was originally set to headline Boyle’s next film “Trance”, talks have fallen through and he’s been replaced by Fassbender’s ‘First Class’ co-star James McAvoy reports Showblitz.

A remake of Joe Ahearne’s 2001 British telemovie, the story follows an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist with a gang of crooks. Afterwards, he suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia.

The problem is he’s the only one who knows where the painting’s location is. The gang begin to get suspicious and hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain. McAvoy would play the shady leader of the gang.

Shooting kicks off this September in London with Boyle taking a break after shooting to focus on directing the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He’ll then resume editing and post-production late next year for a release in March 2013.