Actor Colin Firth and actress Scarlett Johansson are reportedly
likely to play the lead roles in the forthcoming movie
Trance, which is to be directed by Danny Boyle. According
to sources, the Lost in Translation star is considered for
the role of Elizabeth, while Oscar-winning actor could play major
supporting role of Aiden.
The grapevine is abuzz that Scarlett Johansson is the current
favorite star in Danny Boyle's candidate list, which also includes
Zoe Saldana and Melanie Thierry. Meanwhile, the director wants
Colin Firth to replace Michael Fassbender in the project
Trance, but he is yet to make an official offer to the
However, Trance is a remake of a 2003 British TV movie,
which was directed by Joe Ahearne. The story is about an assistant
at an auction house, who masterminds a heist and joins a group of
thieves to steal a valuable painting. The production is scheduled
to begin this fall before the Summer Olympics starts in 2012.