Michael Fassbender in Talks to Join Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
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Michael Fassbender is in talks to be the first actor to board Danny Boyle’s return to the land of edgy thriller, Trance.

The pic is remake of a 2003 British movie directed by Joe Ahearne and centers on an art heist. An assistant at an auction house masterminds the heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. He is the only one who knows where the painting’s location is and after his continued failure to remember, the gang begins to suspect duplicity on his part and hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain.

If a deal is closed, Fassbender would play the shady leader of the gang who partners with the assistant.

Boyle is producing with Christian Colson and plans to shoot the film this fall, before tackling the the Summer Olympics in 2012. The filmmaker will edit after the Games.

Fassbender has found himself working non-stop since breaking out in Inglourious Basterds. He’ll be seen as Magneto in this summer’s X-Men: First Class and is currently shooting Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s maybe-it-is/maybe-it-isn’t Alien prequel.

He is repped by CAA and Troika.

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