It's not exactly Tim Burton/Johnny Depp, but actor Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen really love working together. According to Variety, Fassbender is set to star in McQueen's upcoming film, '12 Years a Slave,' a movie about a New York citizen (Chitwel Ejiofor) who was kidnapped in 1841, only to be rescued more than a decade later from a cotton plantation in Louisiana.
'Slave' will be the third production that Fassbender and McQueen have worked on, following 2008's 'Hunger' -- about the 1981 Irish hunger strike -- and 'Shame,' which may be the most taboo movie of the year. At a post-screening press conference for 'Shame' last week, Fassbender said that he always wanted to have a relationship with a director, in the same way Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have worked together so often. It looks like he's well on his way.

'Shame' arrives in limited release on Dec. 2 from Fox Searchlight. You can see Fassbender play Carl Jung in the non-McQueen movie, 'A Dangerous Method' (directed by David Cronenberg) when it hits theaters on Nov. 23.

[via Variety]

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12 Years a Slave
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