|Hunger Duo Reunite in Shame
Written by Ivan Radford
|Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:51
Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender are reuniting in Shame. The pair, who worked together on the incredible IRA prison movie Hunger (go watch it now), are set to do the same for McQueen's second directorial effort.
Shame tells the story of of Brandon, a 30-something who has trouble controlling his love life in New York. But this ain't no Sex and the City: co-written with Brick Lane's Abi Morgan, the aim of the film is to examine the human nature of need, and the way experiences can shape a person's life. Producer Iain Canning gets it, describing McQueen as a director who is "not afraid to turn a mirror on the world".
In short: expect something remarkable from this pair. After all, Hunger went on to nab the Camera d'Or at Canne and Venice's Gucci Prize.
Shame will be touting its business about at Toronto Film Fest this week. It starts shooting in January.
- abi morgan
- bobby sands
- brick lane
- hanway films
- michael fassbender
- steve mcqueen
- toronto film festival