*UPDATE* 1st look at Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

*Now updated with a few more pics*

If it seems like Danny Boyle's heist thriller, Trance, has been talked about for a long time it's for a very good reason. Due to his commitments on the Summer Olympics, Boyle was forced to take a divided approach to the production. But now the film is rapidly approaching, recently landing a March 27th 2013 release date in the U.K., and we're starting to get some images plus a more detailed plot.

James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson star in the film, which is described as having a darker tone similar to Boyle's Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. Here's the official synopsis...

TRANCE, directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and co-written by Oscar®-nominated long term collaborator John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) is a seductive and enigmatic thriller starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.

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.

Hopefully we'll hear about a U.S. date soon. Check out the new photos below, courtesy of USA Today....

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