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James McAvoy Falls Into Trance

Danny Boyle just pulled a reverse-Mystique! The Oscar-winning director originally set his sights on X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender to topline his new film Trance, but now that talks have fallen through, Boyle has aligned with James McAvoy instead — a lateral move from the new Magneto to the new Professor X. McAvoy will play a gang leader whose art heist is complicated when an essential member of his team is struck with amnesia. It might be wise for you, too, to forget all news about this promising film, since Boyle's upcoming duties as the creative director of London's Olympics opening ceremony will preclude him from releasing Trance until 2013. [Showblitz/Variety]

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