Michael Fassbender May Star In Danny Boyle's Trance

Michael Fassbender is truly taking over. Before the year is out he will two historical dramas (Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method), a small independent (Shame), a Steven Soderbergh action/thriller (Haywire) and a blockbuster superhero movie (X-Men: First Class) under his belt. And did I mention that he's currently filming the science fiction epic Prometheus with Ridley Scott? The actor is completely dominating right now, and he's close to adding yet another high profile project to his resume.

Variety reports that Michael Fassbender is now in talks to star in Trance, the newest project from director Danny Boyle. First announced earlier this week, the film is a thriller about "an art heist gone wrong." Boyle plans to go into production with the film in September, but won't edit the film until he has completed his work on the 2012 Olympic games (he is directing the opening ceremonies). The film is expected to be released in March 2013.

Boyle has been on an absolute tear as of late, with Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours all coming out in the last four years, and working with a talent like Michael Fassbender can only yield positive results. It's just a shame that we'll have to wait another two years to see it.

Eric Eisenberg
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