Trance Exclusive: James McAvoy Explores Art of Heist

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James McAvoy stars in Trance, which as shown in the Trance trailer is not your usual heist film.

McAvoy stars as a high end art auctioneer who may or may not be involved in the stealing of a painting worth over $25 million. You see, the problem is, because of a blow to the head he took during the robbery... he cannot remember a thing. Both the crooks and the cops want to know what's inside his head.

With the help of a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson), he could unlock the key to the entire mystery.

We caught up with McAvoy -- who talked to us from London -- in an exclusive video interview where he explored how one gets into the mindset of a character that doesn't remember a thing.

Given the rich history of heist movies over the years, McAvoy also gives us his picks for favorite heist movie(s).

"Thomas Crown Affair is an incredible heist movie. It’s incredibly cool and sexy,” McAvoy said. “I even like both versions. I like the Pierce Brosnan movie. I’m not going to say it’s better than anything with Steve McQueen."

As he was concluding, he recalled one more that he adores. "And I’d also say The Italian Job. Man," McAvoy added, "it’s just brilliant.”

And be sure to see what McAvoy had to say to us exclusively about his upcoming work on X-Men: Days of Future Past!

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