Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' 'Macbeth,' Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Pixar's 'Inside Out' Lead 2015 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up 'Macbeth,' Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Pixar's 'Inside Out' Lead 2015 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Will Vincent Cassel Fall Under Danny Boyle's 'Trance'?

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 13, 2011 at 5:39AM

It's an offer story! So don't put too much in this yet as it just means some phone calls are being made and not much else. But still, when it comes something like Danny Boyle's forthcoming "Trance," we suppose we'll have to take updates where we can.
0


It's an offer story! So don't put too much in this yet as it just means some phone calls are being made and not much else. But still, when it comes something like Danny Boyle's forthcoming "Trance," we suppose we'll have to take updates where we can.

First a bit of history: Michael Fassbender was first attached in May to the film about an employee of an auction house who recruits a gang for a heist, only to wake with amnesia and forget the location of the stolen painting, leading to the suspicious thieves bringing in a hypnotist. Fassbender was in talks for the leader of the robbers, with James McAvoy following and lined up to play the amnesiac. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Fassbender dropped out and while Colin Firth was said to be a desired replacement, an offer has been floated to someone else entirely. Twitch reveals that none other than Vincent Cassel has been given to the chance to RSVP for the role.

Fans of foreign cinema already know how awesome Cassel is but to North American auds, the actor is best known for playing Francois in "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen" as well as being Natalie Portman's demanding dance director in "Black Swan." The choice is undeniably a great one but whether or not it pans out remains to be seen. There has also been no word on the female lead with Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Mélanie Thierry all listed as contenders over the July 4th holiday weekend, but we're sure news will come soon enough.

As exciting as the movie sounds, it will be a bit of a ways off. The plan is for Boyle to start filming in September, and then the rushes will be put on ice as the director focuses on his London Olympics duties. Then in August 2012 he will go back to the film and start editing for a release in early 2013.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Trance, Vincent Cassel


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates