'X-Men' thesp expected to star in edgy thriller

Michael Fassbender is in talks to join “Trance,” which Danny Boyle is set to direct.

Edgy thriller concerns an art heist gone wrong. Pic, with a budget about that of “Slumdog Millionaire” or “127 Hours,” is expected to hit theaters in March 2013.

Boyle and “Slumdog” producing partner Christian Colson are in distrib discussions with Fox Searchlight and Pathe.

Pic is slated to lense in September in London, though Boyle plans to take a break after shooting to focus on helming the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fassbender is repped by CAA and Troika.

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