MICHAEL FASSBENDER & STEVE McQUEEN ARE OBVIOUSLY MAKING A THIRD FILM TOGETHER
McQueen’s masterpiece HUNGER is directly responsible for Fassbender’s rise to fame and glory, and the actor seems well aware that his collaboration with the filmaker offers the potential for something rare and special. Fassbender has repeatedly stated that he hopes what he has with McQueen will become something of a Scorsese / De Niro sorta thing, and so the fact that the duo has a third film in the pipes following the difficult but brilliant SHAME isn’t much of a surprise.
my guess is that Chiwetel Ejiofor’s penis will be on full display by festival season, 2014.
here be the details, verbatim via Justin Kroll of Variety:
“Call it a three-peat for Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen, as the thesp and multi-hyphenate are reteaming again on McQueen’s next pic “12 Years a Slave.”
Mcqueen will direct from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley.
Pic also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a New York citizen who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.
Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are set to produce the film, which is expected to start production early next year. CAA is arranging financing for the pic and representing U.S. rights.
Besides “12 Years a Slave,” Fassbender has also worked with McQueen on “Hunger” and Fox Searchlight’s “Shame,” which has already received festival-circuit buzz for Fassbender’s strong perf.”