Exclusive poster of James McAvoy in Danny Boyle’s Trance

The director of the London 2012 opening ceremony's new offering is a psychological thriller also starring Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson

Following his critically acclaimed delight of an opening ceremony – featuring everyone from Kenneth Branagh and Dizzee Rascal to Rowan Atkinson, Daniel Craig, Tim Berners-Lee and even the Queen – Danny Boyle could be forgiven for seeking early retirement. But no, he’s back in the director’s chair for new film Trance – starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. And it’s fair to say it’s something of a departure from his last high-profile project…


Psychological thriller Trance follows the story of fine art auctioneer Simon who is mixed up with a criminal gang and joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. 

The film sees Boyle reunite with Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge, as well as opening ceremony contributer and one half of dance duo Underworld, Rick Smith, who has written the film’s original score. British songstress Emeli Sandé – who also performed in Boyle’s ceremony and recently took home two Brit Awards – has also co-written and recorded one of the tracks for the movie.

Ahead of its release next month, we’ve got an exclusive poster to share with you, featuring a stern-looking James McAvoy and a series of concentric circles…


Trance is released in UK cinemas nationwide on Wednesday 27 March