Wed
Feb 20 2013 9:45am

Teasing Trance

Lots of buzz recently about the trailer for Trance, Danny Boyle’s new art heist movie starring James McAvoy as an art thief who’s stolen a painting and then, thanks to a blow to the head, forgotten where he stashed it. Vincent Cassel is the crime boss who wants the painting found. Rosario Dawson is the hypnotherapist hired to trance McAvoy into remembering. Writers are Joe Ahearne, who wrote the 2001 TV movie  on which this feature is based, and John Hodge who wrote the awesome, creepy 1994 film Shallow Grave. (Seriously, rent that one, if only for young Ewan McGregor and young Christopher Eccleston.)

 Trance will have a limited U.S. release starting April 5.


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88 comments
Jody Darden
2. jldarden
Seen this trailer before and love a good heist film. I have read and enjoyed other art related mysteries as well.
Lance Charnes
4. LanceC
At least they're not going with the Thomas Crown angle on art theft in this film. It'll be interesting to see if Vincent Cassel wants the painting for collateral or because he's some kind of Dr. No art fetishist.
Patricia Fultz
7. pnfuab
Would really like to read this series.
Karen Barnett
9. kpbarnett
Art thefts can be so fascinating - whether in real life or books!
vanessagalore
11.
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Marie-Louise Molloy
13. Wezzie
Love a new series and want to read more!
Andrew Kuligowski
14. KuligowskiAndrew
Heard of the books, but not of the upcoming movie. Fingers crossed ... selfishly ...
Barbara Bibel
16. bbibel
This looks like a fun movie! I would love to have the books for my library.
Rosa Abraham
17. ravensfan
Shallow Grave was creepy and awesome. Trance looks interesting; hope I can see it with its limited release. Would love to win the books.
Joan Boose
18. joan.boose
Yes! Three books will about see me through my next trip. Please and Thank you :)
Connie Schultz
19. mamacat509
I would like to read this. We have been listening to the hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold to go to sleep. My husband swears by his no smoking cd and he has not been smoking for weeks!
Josh Nuttall
20. jnuttall
WOW!! That looks like a killer flick. I'm totally in!
Thomas Walker
21. twalker
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Marybeth Mank
22. Gr8chefmb
Looking forward to any new movie directed by Danny Boyle and/or starring James McAvoy! This trio of books sounds like something I would enjoy reading. :-)
William Hamilton
23. billham68
Just finished a great book--The Art Forger. Look forward to a movie that shows how an art heist is accomplished.
Patricia Fultz
24. pnfuab
Anew series is music for any readaholic--like me!
Joyce Mitchell
25. JoyceLm
Interesting trailer - will have to see if the movie plays in my area. Thanks for the chance to win Thomas Swan's books.
Heather Martin
26. CrystalMirror
I would watch it just because of John Hodge. I saw Shallow Grave right after it was released in America, and it always stuck w/ me. I make everyone who says they like crime movies watch it. It blows them away every time.
Bob Alexander
27. rx_alex
I read The Art Forger and got hooked. I'd love to read all 3 of these books. Thanks for this amazing contest!!
Jason Nickolay
29. parkerozgood
I love a good thriller. Thanks for the chance
MaryC
32. maryc
Great trailer - would love to read the books.
susan beamon
34. susanbeamon
i hope all the good parts of the film are not in the trailer, as some movies have done to create buzz that they could not maintain. I like a good thriller on film or in print. my library has many of both.
Terry Heald
35. TerryH
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Doreen Sheridan
36. dvaleris
That looks amazing! Hope the books are equally entertaining, if not more!
37. Angela J
This looks like some good reading
Lori Walker
38. iggysaysno
Thanks for the chance - should be a good read
Jane Schwarz
39. Janeschwarz
These books sound like exciting reads. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set.
babs allen
40. babsji
Havn't seen the trailer before, looks interesting. Wouldn't mind checking out the books also.
41. mosaix
Art, clues and heists-Yes!
Laura McDonald
42. bonnieclyde
The Rembrandt Affair by David Silva was a great art heist book and these sound even better- just the sort of thing I would love to read.
Cheryl English
45. RoyalCheryl
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Ronald Viars
46. h8noles
Hope the limited release includes Florida
Phyllis Sinclair
48. psinclair
Just what does he remember! Inticing trailer. Would like to read the books.
Karen Cherubino
49. kcherubtx
These suspense/thriller books sound like great reads - would love to read them. Thanks!
Clydia DeFreese
51. clydia
This year I'm learning about artists and art. I have over 200 books on these subjects. I would love to add art mysteries to my library. What a great subject.....and just when I'm in the mood. Thanks!
Susan Smoaks
52. susansmoaks
thank you for the chance to win, i love to read!
53. Shannon Baas
I would like this.
Debra Kidle
54. lubelle
Winning three of these awesome books, would keep me busy for quite a while!
Karen Martin
55. tattwo
I love a good read. These three would be great to read while sitting outside on the patio. Thanks
Karen Martin
55. tattwo
I love a good read. These three would be great to read while sitting outside on the patio. Thanks
jeannine scavo
56. mellanhead
Love reading and I loved the Da Vinci code
Buddy Garrett
58.
They sound very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
Lynn Ristau
59. Elsandra
This looks like a very interesting movie and the books sound like they would be too!
Tammy Greer
60. LuckyTJG
I love reading and this sounds very enjoyable. I love exciting books!
Ellie Wright
61. eswright18
I've loved James McAvoy since Band of Brothers. Looking forward to this!
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62. klp1965
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Sheila Korman
64. skkorman
Sounds like a wonderful series—thanks for the opportunity to win copies of these books!
John Clark
65. sennebec
Definintely on the heavy side, but looks like a great film for action lovers.
70. Rachacha
Even if I don't win I'll be looking for these books.
Kay Zarrugh
73. mskayz
Thanks for the chance to read what looks like an intriguing book!
teresa sopher
74. tas58
Maybe I'll learn something that'll come in handy later.....
77. eire1234
GREAT TRAILER.
DANNY BOYLE IS AWESOME.
Erin Hartshorn
80. ErinMH
I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for this movie. (And I'll probably also check out Shallow Grave -- a young Eccleston? Very cool!)
Jackie Wisherd
83. JackieW
I would love to read these books to report on them at the Mystery Book Club I belong to. Hope I win.
Roseann Moss
84. rose7a
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Maria Lucier
86. madriver
The books sound intriguing - and Danny Boyle is great. I'm adding the books to my "wish" list.
Justine Heredia
87. dogforever46
I love James McAvoy and Danny Boyle! i hope the movie is as good as it looks!
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