The historical drama Hunger was a breakthrough hit for director Steve McQueen and star Michael Fassbender. Now the pair are reuniting for McQueen’s sophomore effort, Shame. According to Variety, “Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. The drama, penned by McQueen and Brick Lane scribe Abi Morgan, will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.” I was already interested to see what McQueen would do next, but throwing Fassbender into the mix now has me excited out of my mind to see what the duo will produce this time around. Filming is slated to begin in January.
Fassbender will be playing the young Magneto in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. He’s also co-starring in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and is attached to Jim Jarmusch’s next film. If you haven’t seen Hunger, it’s available to Watch Instantly on Netflix. Shoot it to the top of your queue.