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The ever-busy, ever-in-demand Michael Fassbender shows no signs of slowing down and is in negotiations to headline another film, with Deadline reporting gangster drama “Trespass Against Us” is in his cross-hairs. British documentary director Adam Smith is set to make his narrative feature debut on the film written by Alastair Siddons. Fassbender is eyeing the lead role of Chad Cutler, who wants out of the generations-long family business of being criminals. I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s not as easy as he thinks it’ll be. Guess he didn’tRead More
Days of Future Past
The trailer for Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has finally been unveiled. Original “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer returns with the latest film that will take place following the events of Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” and James Mangold’s “The Wolverine.” The film’s epic cast includes returning stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till and Daniel Cudmore. Joining the X-Men alum for this latest installment are Peter Dinklage, FanRead More
The Counselor 2
A flirtatious new viral clip for Ridley Scott‘s “The Counselor” starring Michael Fassbender and Natalie Dormer has been released via GQ. The Cormac McCarthy-penned crime thriller follows a lawyer (Fassbender) who becomes involved in drug trafficking, completely unbeknown to the dangerous world he’s entering. Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz also star. In the new clip (which is not featured in the film but set in the same universe), Fassbender’s The Counselor enters a lingerie shop seeking to buy a present, presumably for his fiancee (Cruz). WhatRead More
12yearsreview
There are no two ways about it, Steve McQueen’s unrelenting, unflinching and brutal “12 Years a Slave” is a modern masterpiece of filmmaking and the most visceral examination of slavery you are likely to ever experience. Anchored by an Oscar-worthy performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, the journey of Solomon Northup into slavery and then back out again is not in the slightest easy to sit through, but is the sort of must-see film experience that comes along very rarely. The film begins near the end, with Ejiofor’s always dignified Solomon workingRead More
12yearstvspot
Fox Searchlight has released the first TV spot for Steve McQueen‘s forthcoming pre-Civil War drama “12 Years a Slave.” The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and Alfre Woodard. “12 Years a Slave” tells the true of story of Soloman Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery, first serving a man named William Ford (Cumberbatch). His third slave owner, Edwin Epps (Fassbender), is the most malicious one yet. Along withRead More
Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor is seen in happier times in the first clip released today via Vulture from Oscar favorite “12 Years a Slave.” Based upon Solomon Northup’s own memoir of the same name, the Steve McQueen film follows the free-born man as he’s kidnapped and sold back into slavery and the long, long road he endures to get back to his old life. As we can see in this first clip, Northup is living a comfortable and happy life as a free man, stopping in a store to buy his wifeRead More
Michael Fassbender, 36, is set to take on the lead role in John Maclean‘s feature debut, “Slow West,” according to Inside Film. Ben Mendelsohn, 44, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, 17, are also reportedly attached to star in the forthcoming western. “Slow West” will be a U.K. and New Zealand co-production between See-Saw Films’ Emile Sherman and Iain Canning and Great Southern Film & Television’s Rachel Gardner. Unfortunately, details on the film’s plot are being kept secret, but we can expect more information soon since filming is expected to start sometime thisRead More
12yearsaslave
And we’re off! The first really major indicator of this year’s Oscar race has just been unveiled, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender, in his third collaboration with McQueen following “Hunger” and the criminally underrated “Shame,” turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, while Brad Pitt plays Solomon’s family’s lawyer, who seek to free him afterRead More
Michael Fassbender is “The Counselor” in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated upcoming film, and today a new clip and character poster have been unveiled. These are again from the UK distributors, so they’ve put the double L in “Counsellor”, which still looks odd to me. Fassbender the role of the (relatively speaking) good guy who tries to dip his toes into the drug trade to make a little extra money without getting in too deep but of course does anyway. Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay, skipping the writing a novel partRead More
“Have you been bad?” croons Penelope Cruz in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s drug trade thriller “The Counselor,” and judging by the footage, a lot of people have been bad in this story. Hey, it was written by Cormac McCarthy, after all. Michael Fassbender kicks off the catastrophic events as a lawyer who decides to dip his toes into the drug trade in order to buy a huge engagement rock for his fiancee (Cruz). Of course, bad guys like Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem aren’t so keen on lettingRead More