07/05/2011 01:31 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2011

Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson Targeted For 'Trance' From Danny Boyle

As it turns out, James McAvoy will star in "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle's next film, "Trance," but it won't be in place of his "X-Men: First Class" co-star/rival Michael Fassbender. No, it looks like the honor of replacing Magneto may go to Oscar-winner Colin Firth.

According to TwitchFilm.com, due to scheduling conflicts, Fassbender has had to pull out of the British art-heist film about a would be thief who hits his head and gets amnesia. He seemed to be slated to play Aiden, a supporting role, but instead, Boyle wants Firth to take the job. Then, for the supporting role of Elizabeth, TwitchFilm reports that Boyle wants Johansson.

For Firth, it'll be another supporting role in a British crime film; he will join Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," out later this year, and a second art-stealing film, as he is currently filming "Gambit."

As for Johansson, she's currently filming the Marvel epic, "The Avengers," and will next be seen with Matt Damon and Elle Fanning in "We Bought A Zoo."

For more, click over to TwitchFilm.com.