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Colin Firth and Scarlett Johannson on Danny Boyle's shortlist for TRANCE?

Published at: July 3, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We've been hearing a lot about Danny Boyle's next film, Trance, recently when James McAvoy joined in and it was rumored he was replacing his First Class co-star Michael Fassbender, which wasn't the case. He was playing another character.

Now it seems that Fassbender is having to walk due to scheduling conflicts and our pals at Twitch say that Colin Firth is on the top of Boyle's shortlist to replace him.

Twitch also says that Scarlett Johansson tops a list that also contains Zoe Saldana and Melanie Thierry for another role in the heist film about an art thief who takes a blow to the head and suffers insomnia. The problem is that he was the only one who knows the location of the painting he and his gang just stole. They suspect he may be up to something tricksy and hire a hypnotist to try to recover the location of the painting.

Whatever happens, I'm sure Boyle will end up with a great cast and make a great movie. He's on quite the run right now, no?

Thoughts?

-Quint
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  • July 3, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Um, insomnia…

    by time2323

    you mean amnesia, right?

  • July 3, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    No wonder they're suspicious. Insomnia?

    by davidwebb

  • July 3, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Insomnia

    by Snuggle_Bunny

    Geez Quint, I know you're a Stephen King fan, but you can't possibly be retarded enough to not know the difference between insomnia and amnesia.

  • Colin Firth is cool.

  • July 3, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I refuse to see another movie with SJ until she shows the goods.

    by Jerry Piper

    Should be illegal to hide assets like that.

  • July 3, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I repeat, Danny Boyle is my favourite director

    by MMacKK

    So any news on the Boyle front is good news. Can't fucking wait for more majesty!

  • July 3, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    If you wanna see some sweet goods

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    check out a model by the name of Mia Isabella, I had a friends send some pics of her topless to my email and she is georgeous, Almost has an olivia wilde look to her, and giant boobs to boot. sweet ass too, I wish the pics i got had her bottomless too I certainly intend to google her when i get home from work

  • July 3, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Trainspotting 2 -

    by john

    make it happen Danny boy

  • July 3, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Mia Isabella is a tranny

    by no1ofimportance

    A Google web search will show you that. I didn't bother to look at any images since I don't go that way. My only question is if you are trying to prank talkbackers or if your friends were punking you.

  • July 3, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I have seen nearly everything by Danny boyle...

    by emeraldboy

    he is britain's greatest living modern director, I was blown out of my cinema seat by shallow grave. trainspotting contains some of the best scenes in modern british cinema. Cameron diaz naked in a towel is the highlight of a life less ordinary. I loved slumdog millionaire. danny boyles masterpiece. As far as his british work goes. one film for me and this is only my opinion stands heads and shoulders above any other british film in recent times and that is 28 days later. sunshine is the only boyle film that I was really disappointed by.

  • July 3, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Bwhahahahahah ...Tranny!

    by Ryan Kinsel

    I hope he is unaware that she is a tranny and this is the first he is hearing about this.... on a serious note: ::::Danny Boyle is such a great director, I can't wait to see another film by him.

  • July 3, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I really liked sunshine

    by Ryan Kinsel

    I thought it was a great film, I liked the whole sci-fi aspect though. To each their own

  • July 3, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Trainspotting Sequel

    by dznutzforu

    The sequel to Trainspotting is called 'Porno' As far as I know, all of the actors and Danny Boyle have agreed to make the movie. It takes place about 10 years after the first story, so they were waiting for the actors to age a bit...

  • Trainspotting is finally coming to blu-ray though!

  • July 3, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Good plot, great director

    by Nerd Rage

    Shitty cast. I don't want to see these people in a Danny Boyle movie.

  • July 3, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Sounds lame

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • July 3, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    scarjo in a movie called trance = great casting.

    by alice133

    like dunst cast in a movie called melancholia.

  • the good bad and ugly of the Trance music scene. Make it Danny! (I'll go get my beans!)

  • July 3, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    127 Hours

    by LastPairOfSocks

    It is insane that 127 Hours did not win the Oscar. None of the other nominees even come close. I wasn't even a big fan of Slumdog Millionaire and I feel like the academy gave the award to The King's Speech just cuz it won in 2009. It's just some crummy award but it sucks that the best film doesn't actually win it.

  • July 3, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    simpsonian

    by dznutzforu

    wrong

  • with lyrics such as HIIIII-YEHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA-YEAAHAHAH HIHIHIHIHIHIIIIIEYAHAHAHA

  • July 3, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    The REAL reason why we all love SJ is....

    by Mel

    she's a homely looking chick with big tits. She could be anyone of our neighbors. She is not hot in the slightest....which is why we all think she'd let us fuck her.

  • July 4, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    @dashheight

    by dznutzforu

    Right? What the hell is he looking at? He's got a homely girlfriend methinks.

  • July 4, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Homely?

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Really? my friend, I write this with all the respect I can muster: wtf? Homely? She is absolutely not homely. Hot as fuck, clearly revels in her sexuality and would probably agree to do things in the bedroom that would make a porn star blush. But not homely.

  • July 4, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST

    ...takes a blow to the head and suffers insomnia...

    by buggerbugger

    See, that is genius. His amnesia is so severe that he can't even remember the name of the condition he's suffering from. That's when you know someone's **really** got amnesia. Either that, or he can't remember the location of the painting because he can't concentrate due to lack of sleep.

  • July 4, 2011, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Will ScaJo show her ass naked? no?

    by KilliK

    i am not interested then.

  • July 4, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Everybody wants Fassbender in every single movie

    by Nabster

    The guy is really cool. And it makes sense. But there are other actors out there. At least its not baffling like how Renner was up for everything.

  • July 4, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I watch anything with Scarlett in it

    by Sanyi

    I love her. Seriously. Just love her. And she's a good actress.

  • July 4, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Sunshine

    by mighty boosh

    was wonderful, refreshing, tense, and quite brilliant right until the (yes I know it's common to moan about it) last 20 minutes or so. Completely undid everything the movie had worked towards before that.

  • July 4, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    a sequel to INCEPTION?

    by Spandau Belly

    If he can't find the painting because of insomnia, then the painting must be hidden in his dreams. I suggest Margaret Atwood, she can cure insomnia.

  • July 4, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Lastpairofsocks

    by SQUIDDLY

    Yeah like hurtlockers best picture oscar. I thought district 9 was the better film. Saw hurtlocker once and have no desire to re-watch.

  • July 4, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    by AARQN

    Uhhh amnesia?

  • July 4, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    My alllogic, Danny Boyle should be one of my favorite directors

    by AsimovLives

    But there's always something about his movies that doesn't make me appreciate them all the way. It it would be foolish to say he's not talent, because he most certainly is. And he gave Freida Pinto to the world. Thanks, mate.

  • July 4, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    My bst cure for insomia is to watch a Michael Bayass movie.

    by AsimovLives

    Boy, are his fucking movies boring like shit!!

  • July 4, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Thats not good.

    by NoMotivatioN

    Ohhhh man screw that! Come Michael Fassbender what are you thinking? This was a chance to work with Dannyboyle. That other project better be worth it, for I have HIGH hopes for you, ever since 300. Sure it took alot longer then Expected but hey your the man. Just dont over dose or get burnt on American Directors. Wait, you know what I mean cause you were the best part of that crappy Jona Hex. But I think you have open table now on work you can choice instead of take. ;)

  • July 4, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Just make em great choices to match your abilitys

    by NoMotivatioN

  • July 4, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I loved ALL of Sunshine!

    by notcher

    I also cite it as proof Chris Evans can act. Sunshine is one of my top ten films, just love that movie. However, this new Boyle film makes me cringe when I see the cast. SJ annoys the shit out of me and she ruins almost everything I see her in, the exception was "The Prestige" and that's more proof Nolan is a God. Maybe Boyle can pull off the same magic trick and make SJ's annoyances disappear?

  • July 5, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Tranny

    by IceTitan

    I'm only reading this to find out whether or not redbull_werewolf was aware or if he just kind of owned himself there.

  • July 5, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I also like all of 'Sunshine'

    by Plathismo

    A remarkable sci-fi film with a very fresh premise and setting, and more remarkable imagery than any single film has a right to possess. I hope Danny Boyle returns to sci-fi someday.

  • July 5, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Boyle has a problem with endings

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    or third acts. Possibly more of an issue with Garland. The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine all fall apart towards the finale. I love Sunshine, I just don't see the need for the whole Pinbacker storyline.

  • July 5, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Agreed about Boyle's endings

    by kurtisaurus

    they've baffled me in some of his movies. It's like he and Garland go "what's the weirdest 270-degree turn we could make for a third act to keep people on their toes?" I loved Sunshine and 28 Days until that last wacko act, but in repeated viewings I tend to enjoy them more since I know what's coming.

  • July 5, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    If you watch 28 Days Later up until

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    Gleeson's death and the introduction of Chris Eccleston, then turn the film off, you've got the definitive survival horror. I love the film but get frustrated that Eccleston - one of the best actors working today - signals the beginning of the end for the story. Acting is stellar and the character is great, but they're just not served well by the story. I'd love to have it turn into a NOTLD siege film for the last third, and through no fault of their own - it was always kind of a gyp that they died cause they were all a bit freaked out and horny. Just didn't work.<P> What's weird is that you can always pinpoint exactly where in his Garland movies the wheels come off. In The Beach, it is where Richard moves out on his own and starts going 'crazy'; in Sunshine it is just after Searle's death and the airlock jump, when Pinbacker starts running about.

  • July 6, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Look likes that Woody Allen movie with a Scorpion

    by chien_sale