First images from Danny Boyle’s Trance

Fresh from his directing gig at the 2012 London Olympics, Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) is back to his day job and courtesy of USA Today we have a glimpse of his forthcoming feature film Trance:

Trance centres on an art heist that goes wrong and stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). The official synopsis reads:

Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious. In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly – and perhaps shrewdly – to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork. Unable to coerce the painting’s location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon’s jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

Trance certainly looks like an intriguing film and with visionary director Danny Boyle at the helm, expect it to be much more than a simple heist film. Certainly one to watch for in 2013.