Just a few weeks ago, this beautiful one sheet appeared on the internet. It’s for Steve McQueen’s latest project, titled Shame. McQueen’s first film was nearly a universal success, and featured Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands during Ireland’s strife of the earlie eighties. The team seems to be a powerhouse, and Hunger has become one of my favorite films of the last few years. So no one was happier than I was to hear that Fassbender and McQueen would be teaming up again in Shame. Still, very few details are known about the plot. But the following was released:
Brandon (Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds, Hunger, A Dangerous Method) is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.
From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.
There’s a whole lot of potential there. And today, it was made known (via the Irish Film & Television Network) that Carey Mulligan has been added to the cast. Ms. Mulligan shouldn’t be a stranger to anyone after her Oscar nomination last year, and a string of decent films in 2010. It’s a pretty exciting addition to Shame‘s line up and judging by the way things are shaping up, this is certainly one film to keep your eye on.