James McAvoy could be replacing his X-Men: First Class co-star Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle’s next movie Trance.
A remake of the 2003 TV movie, which was directed by Joe Ahearne, Trance follows an art heist that goes wrong.
How so? Well, the heist’s leader receives a blow to the head during one operation, and begins to suffer from amnesia – meaning the location of a painting they’ve nicked is a mystery.
Fassbender was originally in talks to star in the film, but now McAvoy has entered into negotiations, perhaps thanks to the former’s busy schedule.
Boyle will start filming Trance in September before directing the opening ceremony at the 2012 Olympics. When that's finished, he'll head back to finish up work on Trance for a 2013 release.
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