Danny Boyle lifts veil on upcoming film Trance at SXSW
AUSTIN, Texas (AFP) - Danny Boyle gave the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival a sneak preview of his new movie on Saturday, a dark thriller in which the director says you won't know the good guy until the end of the story.
Trance, which opens March 27 in Europe and next month in North America, stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel in a tale that blends the world of fine art with criminal gangs and hypnotherapy.
In conversation with New York Times writer David Carr, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire said he recently noticed a common thread in his genre-jumping projects - a character with incredible odds to overcome.
"The difference in this film is that you don't know which character it is," he said. "You don't know until the end." Besides the trailer already up for viewing online, Boyle presented a harrowing segment, set at night on harbor docks, in which Cassel is trapped inside a car that McAvoy soaks with gasoline and then sets on fire.