Michael Fassbender May Get in Trance for Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle is sure one fascinating director. Who else has such an eclectic CV? His latest is “Trance”, a remake of a 2003 movie about an art heist, and THR reports that the “Slumdog Millionaire” director is in talks to add Michael Fassbender as one of the male leads.

An assistant at an auction house masterminds the heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. He is the only one who knows where the painting’s location is and after his continued failure to remember, the gang begins to suspect duplicity on his part and hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain.

Fassbender would play the leader of the thieves, a man described as “shady” (as opposed to, you know, “completely trustworthy” thief leader) who partners with the assistant for the heist.

Boyle plans to direct “Trance” by the fall, before heading to work on the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fassbender, meanwhile, continues to pile on one project after another as if he’ll stop working completely if he even takes a break for one moment. He’s got Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, among many, many others coming up next. I get exhausted just reporting on all the movies he’s doing, I can’t even imagine what it’s like to actually be him.