James McAvoy Turns Criminal In Danny Boyle's Trance Clip
Audiences will be lucky enough to see lots of James McAvoy this year. At present, the Scottish star is slated to hit theaters in five new features, including the cat-and-mouse crime action movie Welcome to the Punch, the gritty cop drama Filth, and the he-said/she-said double-feature The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers. Then of course there's the buzzed about Danny Boyle thriller Trance.
Boyle's first feature film since he directed the awe-inspiring Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Trance stars McAvoy as Simon, an art auctioneer who falls hard into the world of art theft. But when he forgets where he hid a highly valued work of art, the payday of his criminal partner (Vincent Cassel) is threatened. So in turn Simon's life is threatened. To help him recover the memory of painting's location, he rushes to a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) for help before it's too late. But can she be trusted?
Below you can check out an action-packed clip of the film's heist sequence, thanks to IGN:
Shot by Boyle's long-time collaborator, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, Trance displays a sickeningly slick style even in this short click. The cameras glide with grace and energy, perfectly reflecting the concentrated focus of these crooks amid the chaos they've created. Boyle's trademark cinema swagger is evident. For a more in-depth (and far trippier) look at Trance, check out the film's red band trailer.
Trance will make its theatrical premiere in the UK and Ireland on March 27th, which funny enough is when McAvoy's Welcome to the Punch opens Stateside. Trance's limited release will follow in the US on April 5th. For more on the movie, consult our Blend Film Database.
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