Danny Boyle hopes Trance will put the competition in a deep, deep sleep
Danny Boyle fans officially have a date to circle on their calendar. Fox Searchlight announced the next film by the Oscar winner will be released April 5th, but now it faces more indie and studio competition.
Trance is a film about an art auctioneer who steals a valuable painting, but after being stricken with amnesia has to see a hypnotherapist in order to recover the stolen goods. Sure, that plot sounds far fetched and a bit hokey but the trailer promises all the visceral colors and images we expect from the Slumdog Millionaire director and if he can make a movie about a guy stuck in a hole interesting, it seems safe to trust him. Not to mention the film stars Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, and Vincent Cassel.
So fans shouldn’t worry about the film itself, but more about the competition the April 5th release will be up against. The start studded Robert Redford drama The Company You Keep (which scored solid reviews in Venice and Toronto last September) and The Brass Teapot (starring a plethora of indie favorites) will also be released on April 5th. Not only will Boyle have to compete with these two films for the eyes of the more artistically inclined viewers, but also he’ll be fighting for the masses as well due to a re-release of a little film called Jurassic Park (also hitting theaters on the 5th).
At least you won’t be able to complain about nothing good playing.