McQueen, Fassbender feel the Shame
by Naman Ramachandran
Fassbender will play a 30-something New York resident who has difficulties with his sex life. The script, co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane [trailer]), explores the nature of need, and how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.
Iain Canning, who served as executive producer on Hunger, is producing Shame, having developed the project through his Sydney-based company See-Saw Films.
Since Hunger, the German/Irish Fassbender has been extremely busy, appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds [trailer], Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank [trailer, film focus], Jimmy Hayward’s Jonah Hex, Neil Marshall's Centurion, Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.
Fassbender won the IFTA and BIFA Best Actor awards for Hunger. The film won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2008, and the Gucci Prize at Venice, besides a host of other awards and McQueen won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the BAFTAs.