‘Trance’ Loses Michael Fassbender, Eyes Colin Firth

Scarlett Johnansson is a front-runner for a supporting role in Danny Boyle’s drama about an art heist gone bad.

Colin Firth is a front runner to star in Trance
Colin Firth is a front runner to star in Trance
Director Danny Boyle is firming up the cast for his latest project, Trance. We reported a few weeks ago that James McAvoy joined the cast, presumably replacing Michael Fassbender. New information indicates that Michael Fassbender is indeed out of Trance, although he may be replaced by Colin Firth.

It seems Michael Fassbender had a different role than previously thought, and Colin Firth is considered a front runner to replace him as Aiden. Scarlett Johansson is the top contender to portray Elizabeth in Trance as well. The roles haven't been officially offered to Colin Firth or Scarlett Johansson yet. James McAvoy is locked into the project, portraying Simon.

Danny Boyle will direct Trance from his own screenplay. The story centers on an art heist that goes terribly awry. Production will begin after Danny Boyle directs the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Trance was released April 5th, 2013 and stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Danny Sapani, Matt Cross, Wahab Sheikh, Mark Poltimore, Tuppence Middleton. The film is directed by Danny Boyle.

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Comments (6)

  1. m2

    McAvoy is a hit or miss for me, but with Firth and Boyle I'm there.

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  2. ChiRep_1

    Damn, I was really looking forward to this with Fassbender attached.

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  3. RojoDiablo

    Looks like Boyle will have no issues finding top actors now and in the future.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  4. skywise

    I love Danny Boyle and while i would have love see Fassbender, Colin Firth is pretty good replacement.

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  5. Dan

    @thedude-abides Yeah, but no Fassbender? Lame :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. thedude-abides

    With Firth, McAvoy, and Johannson on board, this is shaping up to be Boyle's best cast yet, despite the loss of Fassbender.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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