Fox Searchlight has set an April 5 platform release for Trance, the Danny Boyle-directed psychological thriller starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. It hits UK theaters March 27 via Pathe and Searchlight big brother 20th Century Fox. The plot follows a fine-art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost Goya painting. Joe Ahearne, on whose BBC telefilm the feature is based, wrote the screenplay with John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave). Slumdog Millionaire‘s Christian Colson is producer. This is Boyle’s first pic since 2010′s 127 Hours, and we told you first way back in May 2011 that he was shooting Trance it just before taking time out to direct the Opening Ceremony for last summer’s hometown London Olympics. After that, he returned to complete the pic’s postproduction.

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