[Movies] Michael Fassbender In Talks For Trespass Against Us Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.31.2013
A gangster movie...
Variety reports that that Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in the gangster movie Trespass Against Us. The film is being written by Alastair Siddons, who will produce with Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions. It will be the feature film debut of director Adam Smith.
Protagonist Pictures will begin pre-selling the film at the American Film Market next week. It was developed by and is being co-financed by Film4. It will shoot in the UK next year.
Fassbender would play Chad Cutler. The film is being described as a blend of action, crime and a strong sense of humor. It's set among three generations of the outlaw Cutler family. The family hunts hares, raids the homes of the rich and taunts police. Chad Cutler, however, looks to get out of the criminal life that his family has always lived in.
The Chemical Brothers will write and perform the score.
Smith has previously directed music-related films like The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think, as well as music videos for The Chemical Brothers and The Streets ("Blinded by the Light," "The Irony of it All"). He's also directed episodes of Doctor Who, Little Dorrit and Skins. Siddons has directed three films, including the documentaries Turn It Loose and Inside Out: the People's Art Project. This is his first fiction screenplay. Siddons and Smith set up their production company Albert Granville this year.
Potboiler has just finished shooting Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, Biyi Bandele's Half Of a Yellow Sun and Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos. Fassbender is currently shooting Slow West for director John Maclean in New Zealand. He will play Macbeth for Justin Kurzel in January 2014.