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Post by Admin on Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:31 am

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118023812.html?categoryid=4076&cs=1&nid=2597

McQueen, Fassbender reteam on HanWay title
By DIANA LODDERHOSE
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Brit artist-turned-helmer Steve McQueen is reuniting with thesp Michael Fassbender for his second directorial effort, "Shame," which sales company HanWay Films will introduce to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts on Thursday.

"Hunger" won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2008 and the Gucci Prize at Venice. Pic starred Fassbender as Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands in the infamous Maze prison.

"Shame" is produced by Iain Canning and developed through his See-Saw Films with Film4, which will co-finance the pic. HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and marketing.

Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. The drama, penned by McQueen and "Brick Lane" scribe Abi Morgan, will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.

Lensing will begin in January.

Canning, who was also an exec producer on "Hunger," said he and See-Saw co-topper Emile Sherman were "thrilled" to be producing a McQueen pic, a helmer whom he described as "not afraid to turn a mirror on the world."

Sydney-based See-Saw has a first-look deal with Blighty distrib Momentum Pictures and works closely with sister distrib Transmission Films in Australia and New Zealand.

HanWay CEO Tim Haslam said, " 'Shame' will tell a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative."

McQueen is repped by Casarotto Ramsay and Associates.

See-Saw's "The King's Speech," directed by Tom Hooper is a hot title at Telluride this year and will unspool at Toronto on Friday.
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Post by Admin on Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:32 am

Freakin' excited to see Steve and Michael working together again.

And the subject is going to be interesting.
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Post by Admin on Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:47 pm

http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/09/08/steve-mcqueen-and-michael-fassbender-reuniting-for-shame/

Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender Reuniting for 'Shame'

September 8, 2010
by Alex Billington
Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender

I have openly admitted before that I didn't care for the art-house film Hunger, written & directed by British filmmaker Steve McQueen (not the classic actor, seen above left), but it was praised by many as one of the very best film of 2008 and I do admire what McQueen achieved (visually) in his feature debut. We've heard bits and pieces about his follow-up film, but now Variety has confirmed that McQueen will be reuniting with Michael Fassbender (who starred in Hunger) for a project that starts shooting in January titled Shame. Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life.

Written by McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane), Shame will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them. Although I didn't really like Hunger, I realize many cinephiles regard McQueen as one of the best up-and-coming filmmakers, which is why we're covering this. HanWay Films is handling sales and Iain Canning is producing through See-Saw Films with Film4. Canning says he's "thrilled" to be producing a McQueen film, who he described as a filmmaker "not afraid to turn a mirror on the world." And to tease you a bit more, HanWay's CEO says that "Shame will tell a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative." I'm actually curious to see how McQueen's second film turns out.
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09 September 2010
Michael Fassbender Has Shame
Reuniting with Hunger’s Steve McQueen
Source: Variety
Michael Fassbender Has Shame

The last time writer/director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender got together, they produced the remarkable Hunger, the story of IRA inmate Bobby Sands’ protest. And now they’re getting back together for Shame, the tale of a man whose sex life gets out of control.

Co-written by McQueen and Brick Lane’s Abi Morgan, Shame will follow Brandon, a 30-something living in New York who can’t seem to fight his lustful urges. But forget the idea that this’ll be a cheap sex romp – McQueen’s plan is to explore the nature of need and how people react to the experiences of their lives. According to Hanway Films chief Tom Haslam, who will be handling the sales and marketing, the film “will tell a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative.”

We’re expecting big things from the both of them, since Hunger went on to win the Camera d’Or at Cannes and the Gucci Prize at Venice.

Their latest collaboration will start shooting in January, since McQueen will have to wait for Fassbender to finish work on Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, in which he’s playing Erik Lensherr, the man who will be Magneto. And while it means McQueen delaying work on his planned biopic of Afrobeat star Fela Kuti (which had Chiwetel Ejiofor lined up to star), hopefully he'll get back to that once Shame is finished.
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Post by Admin on Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:12 pm

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Steve McQueen Makes Michael Fassbender Feel Sex 'Shame'
By Jeff Sneider
Published: September 08, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

"X-Men: First Class" star Michael Fassbender will re-team with his award-winning "Hunger" director Steve McQueen for the provocative drama "Shame," reports Variety.

Fassbender will play a thirty-something New Yorker who has difficulty managing his sex life.

The script, co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan, examines the nature of need, and how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.

Film4 will co-finance the movie, and HanWay Films will be selling the project at the Toronto Film Festival. Production is expected to begin in January after Fassbender finishes filming Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men" prequel, in which he plays Magneto.

Iain Canning is producing "Shame," having developed the project through his Sydney-based company See-Saw Films, which had "The King's Speech" debut to rave reviews at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend.

Canning previously worked with McQueen as the exec producer of "Hunger," which starred Fassbender as Irish Republican loyalist Bobby Sands in hunger strike mode. The film won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2008, and the Gucci Prize at Venice.

Fassbender has been working non-stop since his impressive turns in both Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" last year. Earlier this summer, he starred in "Jonah Hex," and he can currently be seen in Neil Marshall's "Centurion." He recently wrapped roles in Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre," David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire."

"X-Men's'" shooting schedule recently forced Fassbender to drop out of Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John le Carre's novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." He has since been replaced by "Inception" actor Tom Hardy.

McQueen is represented by Casarotto Ramsay and Associates, while Fassbender is represented by CAA and Troika overseas.
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Post by Admin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:14 pm

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HUNGER Director Steve McQueen to Re-team with Fassbender for SHAME

by Ben Umstead, September 9, 2010 12:38 PM
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I may be singling myself out here in saying that visual artist Steve McQueen's feature debut HUNGER, was not only one of the best films of 2008, but one of the best of the aughts period. And for his second feature entitled SHAME McQueen has once again called upon the always stellar Michael Fassbender who played IRA leader-in-prison Bobby Sands in HUNGER. Variety reports that the film will be looking for potential buyers on the floor at Toronto with principle photography starting in January.

As for what the film is about:

Fassbender will play Brandon, a thirty-something man in New York City who is unable to manage his sex life.

Might not sound like much on paper, but it is bound to make for an interesting study of character and place, what with that title and when you consider Fassbender's sex appeal (take note his amoral, complex turn in Andrea Arnold's FISH TANK) and the possibility of HUNGER cinematographer Sean Bobbit lensing NYC. Also take note McQueen co-wrote the script with BRICK LANE scribe Abi Morgan.
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Fassbender joins McQueen for Shame

Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by John in Movie News

The two of will be joining forces once again after the critically acclaimed Hunger. The film was based on the life of IRA prisoner Bobby Sands. It was truly historical and the hunger strike seen in the film was unlike anything on celluloid. Hunger was directed by Steve McQueen and was the film that brought Michael Fassbender to the broader audience.

The next film the two of them will be working on is called Shame. It will be a drama about a man who is ruled by his sex life. Fassbender will play the role of Brandon, a 30 something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. It is not going to be a comedy. The film will be based on a script by both McQueen and abi Morgan who recently wrote Brick Lane. It will be a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative.

The film is planned for a January shoot, which will follow Fassbender’s work on X Men: First Class. But this is a great move after his recent exit from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy. He will also be part of the cast for the next Jim Jarmusch film.

Steve McQueen also has another project on the life of Fela Kuti in the works. The Kuti film will be in line after he is done with Shame.
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Post by Admin on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:27 pm

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Michael Fassbender Reunites with 'Hunger' Director Steve McQueen

by Monika Bartyzel Sep 10th 2010 // 5:45PM

If there's any new project you should keep an eye on, this would be it.

In 2008, Steve McQueen made a stellar film about the Irish republican hunger strike and the slow death of striker Bobby Sands called Hunger. A relatively unknown actor was picked for the key role, a man with some TV credits under his belt like Band of Brothers and Hex, plus a rippling pec part as Stelios in Zack Snyder's 300. Michael Fassbender was the man, morphing his body in ways that would rival the likes of Christian Bale's Machinist, and adding acting chops to the affair that revealed there was a whole lot more to him than savage fighting, comic book style.

Now McQueen and Fassbender are reuniting for a new film called Shame.

Variety reports that McQueen's sophomore feature -- yep, Hunger was, shockingly, his first -- will go in an entirely new direction. Penned by McQueen with Abi Morgan (Brick Lane), the feature will have Fassbender star as Brandon, a 30-something New Yorker "unable to manage his sex life." It "will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives, and react to the experiences that shape them."

And it's just one more notable role in an ever-growing pile of diverse projects. He's playing Carl Jung for David Cronenberg, a black ops soldier in Haywire, Magneto in X-Men: First Class, a leading role in Jim Jarmusch's latest, and maybe some WWI action with Birdsong. There's a reason why David Ehrlich implored you all to pay attention to the actor last month.

While a dude "unable to manage his sex life" might sound like typical, sketchy fare, with Fassbender and McQueen, it's sure to be more than just a superficial glance at sex and life. And let's hope it has cinematic flair as notable as the 17.5 minute-long discussion shot.
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Post by Admin on Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:13 pm

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Steve McQueen To Reteam With Hunger Star Michael Fassbender For Shame
By Joshua Brunsting on September 10, 2010, 6:00 pm

Apparently director Steve McQueen has found his muse.

According to Variety, McQueen will reteam with his Hunger star, Michael Fassbender, for a new film, that will take the place of McQueen’s long talked about Fela Kuti biopic, as the filmmaker’s next project. The film, entitled Shame, will again look at a basic human need, as it will follow a man who has a tough time managing his sex life, in a story that will “examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.”

Personally, while I’m sad to see his Kuti biopic, set to star Chiwetel Ejiofor, fall by the wayside, I do have to admit, this sounds like a truly amazing project. Hunger is an absolutely fantastic piece of cinema, and toss in a screenplay penned by Brick Lane writer Abi Morgan, and you have a film that I truly can’t wait to check out. Sure, the Kuti project has the possibility to become something special, but this is a film that really sounds amazing. Fassbender is a great actor, McQueen is a great filmmaker, and Morgan is a great writer. What’s not to like there.

Source: Variety
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Steve McQueen’s Porn Addiction Drama “Shame,” Starring Michael Fassbender, Adds Black Female Lead
By Tambay, on October 19th, 2010

Recall my post from September announcing Brit director Steve McQueen’s next project before his Fela biopic… A film that will reunite him with his Hunger star, Michael Fassbender, titled, Shame (the pair pictured above).

At the time of that posting, all we knew was that, in Shame, scheduled to begin shooting in January 2011, in NYC, Fassbender will play a fellow by the name of Brandon, described as a 30-something man living in New York, whose addiction to pornography threatens to destroy his sex life.

I just learned this evening, via a trusted source, that there is a black female lead role opposite Fassbender (who’s white); specifically, the black female character is said to be in her 20s, an employee in the same office where Brandon works as an executive, “extremely beautiful,” and “very confident,” with an “unwitting sexuality,” and is “clearly attracted to Brandon.” The pair apparently date, and eventually develop a relationship, although she is unaware of his inability to connect with a woman on a more than superficial level, thanks to his porn addiction!

You can guess where it likely all goes from there. It actually reminds me of a film Hill Harper starred in a few years back called Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. In that indie dramedy, a single guy (Harper) who is addicted to pornography, struggles to connect with the woman he eventually falls in love with. I saw it; it was alright.

Regardless, hearing that McQueen and Fassbender were getting together again for a second project was thrilling enough, and I’m curious to see what they do with Shame; I’m more intrigued with the knowledge that a black woman will be playing the lead opposite Fassbender.

Yes, it’ll be another film that features a romance between a white man and a black woman, as I’m sure some of you will be quick to point out, so I’ve saved you the keystrokes. *Kanye Shrug* But feel free to leave your gripes in the comment section below if you must Smile

The script, said to be a drama, was written by McQueen and Brick Lane scribe Abi Morgan.

Obvious Guy says don’t expect to see McQueen’s Fela biopic anytime soon then. That film, which will star Chiwetel Ejiofor as the titular character, is still in the script writing stage. Last we heard, McQueen wasn’t satisfied with writer Biyi Bandele’s drafts of the script, and he was looking for a new writer (read MsWOO’s May post on that HERE).

Regardless, I’m glad to see McQueen is working on something new.

So, now the casting search begins… who should play the lead “extremely beautiful,” and “very confident,” with an “unwitting sexuality,” black female love interest?
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http://www.thebestmoviereview.com/movie/news/hotline-news/31722/steve-mcqueens-shame-starring-michael-fassbender

Steve McQueen’s SHAME Starring Michael Fassbender

Next up from the American Film Market (AFM) is Steve McQueen’s Shame. The film is the follow-up to McQueen’s BAFTA-nominated Hunger, and reunites the director with actor Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds). And just to be clear, this is NOT the Steve McQueen (Bullitt, The Great Escape) who died in 1980.

Hit the jump to sneak a peek at the promo poster and synopsis.

Here’s the bare-bones synopsis for Shame:

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.

Though I have not seen Hunger, in which Fassbender plays Bobby Sands, an imprisoned IRA member and leader of the 1981 hunger strike, I’ve read about its brutal and graphic realism of a human body wasting away. Hunger depicts the lengths to which human beings will go to achieve something, a theme presumably continued in Shame. Rather than the physical degradation presented in Hunger, McQueen’s new project looks to delve into the social and psychological effects of a mismanaged sex life. If the teaser poster is any indication, Shame promises to be a deeply introspective film.
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http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/11/11/poster-synopsis-steve-mcqueen-michael-fassbender-reunion-shame/

Poster and Synopsis For Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender Reunion ‘Shame’

Posted on Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Russ Fischer

The only possible downside to the fact that Hunger director and star Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have reunited for Shame is that Mr. McQueen’s planned biopic of Fela Kuti has been pushed back. (Hopefully not abandoned.) Otherwise the collaboration between those two on a film about a guy unable to control his sex life has the potential to be memorable. The first sales image is below, along with a synopsis of the film.

Continuing to scour the American Film Market over the past week, Collider scored the poster (which, yes, has a distinct Let the Right One In vibe) and synopsis for Shame.

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.

Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) wrote the script, which has been described as “a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative.” Great start. The film shoots in New York starting in January, and will likely be high on our list of anticipated films for late 2011 / early 2012.
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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:30 pm

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2010/11/11/new-film-has-michael-fassbender-reteaming-with-his-hunger-director/

New Film has Michael Fassbender Reteaming with his Hunger Director

Posted by Adam Lowes on November 11, 2010

Another new film to emerge from the American Film Market (AFM) is Shame, the second feature from UK artist turned filmmaker Steve McQueen.

A follow-up to the director’s BAFTA-nominated Hunger, he’s reunited here with that film’s lead Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Fish Tank).

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Fassbender seems to be successfully juggling work in arty, esoteric fare like this with showier parts in big Hollywood mainstream features (he’s currently playing the part of a young Magneto in Matthew Vaughan’s X-Men: First Class).

Like the Hunger poster before it, this one offers a similarly abstract impression of the film, which will no doubt reflect it’s content.

Poster and synopsis courtesy of Collider.
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http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/2010/11/11/new_poster_synopsis_for_steve_mcqueen_michael_fassbender_reteaming_on_shame.

New Poster & Synopsis For Steve McQueen & Michael Fassbender’s ‘Shame’

English artist-turned-director Steve McQueen broke onto scene in 2008 with his intense, affecting story about the 1981 Irish hunger strike through the eyes of former IRA member Bobby Sands, the appropriately titled “Hunger,” which also served as the breakout film for then little-known German-born Irish actor Michael Fassbender. The film earned worldwide acclaim, taking home the Camera d’Or after its premiere at Cannes, the Gucci Award at Venice and scoring McQueen the BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer. And rightfully so, it was undoubtedly one of the most impressive debuts in recent times.

Color us over the moon then with news earlier this year that the aforementioned duo—McQueen and Fassbender—will now be reuniting for a New York-set drama titled “Shame,” set to begin lensing on location in January. The film was excitingly described at the time as a “deeply honest and provacative” work with contributions by scribe Abi Morgan (the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, Joe Wright‘s gestating “The Little Mermaid”) for a helmer who was “not afraid to not afraid to turn a mirror on the world.”

Little had been heard of the project until now, of course, with Collider continuing their coverage of the recent American Film Market providing the first glimpse at the first teaser poster for the project and a slightly updated synopsis—available after the jump.

Brandon (Fassbender) 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.

A January start presumably means See-Saw Films, the British-Australian shingle also behind Tom Hooper‘s “The King’s Speech,” and Film4 are eyeing a fall release later in the year with the astronomical rise of Fassbender likely to bring much warranted attention to the pic. The project’s quick road to development, unfortunately, does sidetrack McQueen’s gestating biopic on Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti which was based on Michael Veal‘s “Fela: The Life And Times Of An Afircan Musical Icon,” that was set to star Chiwetel Ejiofor and had Focus Features behind it.
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http://www.ultraculture.co.uk/5296-steve-mc-queen-shame.htm

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Friday November 12th 2010 | TWEET THIS motherf@#$%!

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, wasn’t there another film named after a human feeling, directed by Steve McQueen, starring Michael Fassbender, and featuring a partially obscured section of a human body on the poster?”

Yes, there was. And if Shame is even 10% as good as that movie was, this is going to be riding high on our Best of 2012 list.
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First poster and synopsis for Steve McQueen’s “Shame”
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Not so long ago it was announced that for his follow-up to the excellent Hunger (review) English director Steve McQueen would be re-teaming with Michael Fassbender for a relationship drama titled Shame.

There was little more to go on when the project was first announced but Collider has uncovered a few more details about the plot which doesn’t really give us much more than what we already knew, and a beautiful one sheet.

The official synopsis, still vague, reads:

Brandon 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.

I’m much more intrigued by this one-sheet which is a little mysterious and a touch creepy. I can’t wait to see some video from the film – Shame is high on my list of titles to see in 2011.
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Michael Fassbender joins Hunger director again

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The film is already in pre production and Michael Fassbender has somehow found time to act in Steve McQueen second film. It will be a follow up to the critically acclaimed Hunger, which also starred Michael Fassbender.

He is known for his work on films like Inglourious Basterds and Fish Tank. Here is a synopsis of his new film.

Brandon 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 appartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control. Shame is a compelling story and will examin the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.

Fassbender will also be seen next year in the X men reboot. So he has loads of work coming his way in the next couple of months. The trailer of the powerful Jane Eyre was also out and he has also got done with his work on David Cronenberg’s next film.
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Post by Admin on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:01 pm

http://criterioncast.com/2010/11/15/posters-for-steve-mcqueens-shame-and-andrea-arnolds-wuthering-heights/


Posters For Steve McQueen’s Shame and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights
By Joshua Brunsting on November 15, 2010, 8:00 am

With the American Film Market still in full swing, it’s about time that some Criterion Collection directors (well, one who already has a film in the collection, and one who is a rumored addition) get some much needed buzz for their hotly talked about follow-ups.

First, Collider has the first promotional poster, and synopsis, for Steve McQueen’s follow-up to his film, Hunger. Also starring Michael Fassbender, the film follows a man as he attempts to deal with his crippling sex addiction, while his life falls victim to the effects of that very idea. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

The poster looks absolutely fantastic, and personally, having actually read the script, I can say that it’s a perfect, and haunting, representation of what the film feels like. Very much like a Cronenbergian sex drama, it has tinges of something like Cronenberg’s Crash, but with the slow burn nature of McQueen’s Hunger. It’s a perfect mix of both narrative and filmmaker, and while it is shocking that the film has even found a way to get made, it reads like a taut and intense look into a man becoming completely entwined in his addiction. And it has one of the most narratively intense final acts I’ve read in a very long time.

That said, looking forward, I think Shame would be the likeliest addition to the Collection, down the line. It seems like a perfect fit alongside the films of David Cronenberg and even McQueen’s previous film, and while I could see Wuthering Heights hitting the collection, it’s not all that likely in my eyes.

However, I couldn’t be more excited for either of these films. What one are you looking forward to most?

Source: Collider / Collider

[Note from the editor: It's interesting, looking at the Shame poster, next to the Hunger cover for the Criterion DVD and Blu-ray. It's almost like shame is a visual sequel to Hunger, with Fassbender rising up and putting his hand forward.]

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Poster and Synopsis For Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender Reunion ‘Shame’
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The only possible downside to the fact that Hunger director and star Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have reunited for Shame is that Mr. McQueen’s planned biopic of Fela Kuti has been pushed back. (Hopefully not abandoned.) Otherwise the collaboration between those two on a film about a guy unable to control his sex life has the potential to be memorable. The first sales image is below, along with a synopsis of the film.

Continuing to scour the American Film Market over the past week, Collider scored the poster (which, yes, has a distinct Let the Right One In vibe) and synopsis for Shame.

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.

Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) wrote the script, which has been described as “a modern story that is deeply honest and provocative.” Great start. The film shoots in New York starting in January, and will likely be high on our list of anticipated films for late 2011 / early 2012.
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http://www.britishmovieguide.com/2010/11/poster-and-synopsis-for-new-british-movie-shame/

Poster And Synopsis For New British Movie “Shame”
Posted by Paul on November 11th, 2010

After working together on the highly acclaimed movie Hunger (about the 1981 Irish hunger strike), British artist-turned-director Steve McQueen and Irish actor Michael Fassbender are working together again on indie dramaShame. We are not surprised that they have decided to renew their collaboration, as there first project acted as a huge springboard for both their successes (Fassbender seems to have a new film out every month!).

With filming penned in for January and a schedule release date sometime next Autumn, the first poster and official synopsis have arrived on the scene. Check them both out below and we will give you more information as soon as we get it.
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http://www.angelobell.com/2010/11/ukfcs-film-fund-backs-a-slew-of-projects-despite-government-uncertainty/

UKFC’s Film Fund backs a slew of projects despite government uncertainty

FROM: SCREENDAILY

Even with plans to abolish the UK Film Council, the UKFC’s new Film Fund has been quietly operating business as usual, funding dozens and dozens of diverse projects.

“We’ve been actively working to support the best projects that have come to us,” Film Fund head Tanya Seghatchian told Screen, “and overall are looking at a real breadth of work, from new artistic, experimental, filmmaking through to work from more established filmmakers who have, or will have, long term careers in the film business. The projects are rich, diverse, influenced by film culture and reflect creative excellence.”

The projects range from those by newcomers to film (actress Catherine Shepherd is backed for her first feature script Like A Virgin) to British stalwarts such as Terence Davies, Lynne Ramsay and Andrea Arnold to commercial fare like Horrid Henry, as well as documentaries from Grant Gee (Joy Division) and Havana Marking (Afghan Star).

For development, awards have been given to about 40 projects, including Debbie Isitt’s sequel to Nativity!; Dudfrom Hammer & Tongs (Son of Rambow); an untitled Dominic Savage project with Blueprint; a new adaptation of Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt being written by Olivia Hetreed and Andy Paterson; Big Talk’s adaptation of Doug Crandell’s The Flawless Skin of Ugly People (to be written by Jack Thorne and directed by James Griffiths); Poisson Rouge’s adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s Olivier-winning play Gone Too Far; and thrillerKarenfan, set up at Kris Thykier’s new production company Peapie.

Further development money went into previously backed films including Number 9’s Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, being written by Jane Goldman; Ruby’s Corsica 72; Iain Softley’s thriller Trap for Cinderella; and war correspondent story We Are Now Beginning Our Descent.

The films supported for production include Steve McQueen’s New York-set Shame starring Michael Fassbender; Terence Davies’ currently shooting The Deep Blue Sea starring Rachel Weisz; Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady; Vertigo’s 3D family film Horrid Henry; Hammer’s A Woman In Black starring Daniel Radcliffe; Jon Wright’s horror film Grabberswith Forward Films; plus further money toward the production of films including Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heightsand Lasse Hallstrom’s Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

And for completion funding, the two projects backed by the Film Fund so far are Pawel Pawlikowski’s The Woman In The Fifthand John Akomfrah’s experimental documentary The Nine Muses.

All the awards have been made public on the UKFC Awards Database online.

The $24m (£15m) Film Fund, which was announced in late 2009 and officially launched on April 1, replaces the three former UKFC funds (The Development Fund, The New Cinema Fund and The Premiere Fund). Seghatchian runs The Film Fund with three executives: Natascha Wharton, Lizzie Francke and Chris Collins.

“It’s been an interesting challenge managing the uncertain state we’re in, but in a sense it’s been business as usual,” Seghatchian noted. “My team have just kept their heads down and kept on working to instill a certain degree of confidence in filmmakers. I hope that those films and filmmakers we’ve supported feel like we have done our best to help them.”

(The post-UKFC fate of the Lottery Funding of film in the UK will be announced by the government on Monday. Industry sources speculate that the funding operation of the UKFC will be moved into the structure of the BFI, with its existing team mostly intact. That move will be confirmed or denied Monday morning when Culture Minister Ed Vaizey reveals his plans.)

Projects are listed with awarded production company below, along with the recent amount of funding (and a cumulative total of UKFC funding if the project had received previous support), as well as any talent information known.

DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Bomb and Elsewhere, Adventure Pictures £25,000

30 Odd Miles Up the East Lancashire Road, Fiesta Productions £27,500 (UKFC cume £48,000) wr Chris Coghill

All Quiet on the Orient Express, Idiotlamp Productions £4,000 (UKFC cume £54,000) wrs Jim Field Smith and George Kay

Been So Long, GreenAcre Films £17,000 (UKFC cume £42,000)

Bill and Lena, Fly Film Company £23,000

Cold Water, Hurricane Films £8,800

Corsica 72, Ruby Films £44,510 (UKFC cume £65,510), wrs Neil Purvis and Rob Wade

Country Music, Kudos Pictures £18,222 wr Nicole Taylor

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, Number 9 Films £60,568 (UKFC cume £128,658) wr Jane Goldman

Darkness Visible, Parti Production and Dan Films £20,000

Dombey and Son, Greenpoint Films Limited £20,000

Dud, Hammer & Tongs £60,000, prod Nick Goldsmith, wrs Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith

Empire of Sponge, Pesky Productions £15,000

Gone Too Far, Poisson Rouge Pictures £25,000 wr Bola Agbaje, dir Destiny Ekargha

Grabbers, Forward Films £36,750 wr Kevin Lehane, dir Jon Wright

Iggy, JWRC Productions Ltd £80,000 (UKFC cume £85,000) wr Lee Hall, dir John Crowley

In Close, Up Motion Films £7,000 (UKFC cume £24,500)

Karenfan, Peapie Films £10,000

Like a Virgin, Greenpoint Films £10,000 (UKFC cume £25,000) wr Catherine Shepherd

Marked Man, Fiesta Productions £27,500 wr Kwame Kwei-Armah

Nativity! The Second Coming, Mirrorball Films £36,650 wr/dir Debbie Isitt

New Career in a New Town: David Bowie in Berlin, Blue Horizon Productions £5,000, wr/dir Grant Gee

Of Monsters and Men, Minnow Films £7,500

One Last Time, Feelgood Fiction £10,500 (UKFC cume £33,000)

Shame, See-Saw Films £17,107 (UKFC cume £1,017,107) wr Abi Morgan, dir Steve McQueen, prod Iain Canning

Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, Roast Beef Productions £10,000, wr/dir Havana Marking

Tell it to the Bees, Red Production Company £29,000

The Account, Ealing Studios £47,500 wr David Hilton

The Deep Blue Sea, Camberwell Productions and The Deep Blue Sea Productions £47,460 (UKFC cume £147,460) wr/dir Terence Davies

The Flawless Skin of Ugly People, Big Talk Pictures £15,250 (UKFC cume £39,000) wr Jack Thorne, dir James Griffiths

The Invisible Woman, Headline Pictures £1,000 (UKFC cume £68,875)

The Janus Effect (aka Codenames Only), Eleventh Hour Films £60,000

The Train Station, Humanfilm £25,000

The Trust, North Villas Films £27,650

Trap for Cinderella, Forthcoming Productions £42,350 (£83,350) wr/dir Iain Softley

Travels with my Aunt, Ascension Entertainment £57,500 wrs Olivia Hetreed, Andy Paterson

Untitled Dominic Savage project 2010, Blueprint Pictures £3,000

We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, Coded Pictures £28,500 (UKFC cume £63,500)

White Rose, Rebel Feet Films £5,000 (UKFC cume £61,250)

PRODUCTION FUNDING

Attack the Block, ATB Pictures £175,000 (UKFC cume £1,260,788) dir Joe Cornish

Dreams of a Life, Dreams of a Life Ltd £150,000

Eight Minutes Idle, iFeatures £150,000

Grabbers, Forward Films £450,000 wr Kevin Lehane, dir Jon Wright

Horrid Henry: The Movie 3D, Vertigo Films Ltd £750,000 wr Lucinda Whiteley, dir Nick Moore, prods Rupert Preston and Lucinda Whiteley

Patience (After Sebald), Artevents £19,000 (UKFC cume £39,000), dir Grant Gee

Rafta Rafta, Left Bank Pictures £250,000, dir Nigel Cole, wr Ayub Khan-Din, prods Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Yemen Productions £42,000 (new UKFC cume £1,572,000), dir Lasse Hallstrom, wr Simon Beaufoy, prod Paul Webster

Shame, See-Saw Films £1,000,000 (UKFC cume £1,017,107) wr Abi Morgan, dir Steve McQueen, prod Iain Canning

The Deep Blue Sea, The Deep Blue Sea Productions £1,060,000 (new UKFC cume £1,107,460), wr/dir Terence Davies

The Iron Lady, DJ Films £1,000,000, wr Abi Morgan, dir Phyllida Lloyd, prod Damian Jones

The Woman in Black, Hammer Film Productions £1,000,000 wr Jane Goldman, dir James Watkins

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Kevin Films £77,500 (total UKFC support £777,500) wr/dir Lynne Ramsay

Wuthering Heights, Ecosse Films, £250,000 (total UKFC support £550,000) wr Olivia Hetreed, dir Andrea Arnold

COMPLETION FUNDING

The Nine Muses, Smoking Dogs Films £150,000 dir John Akomfrah

The Woman in the Fifth Haut et Long £227,273, dir Pawel Pawlikowski
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'Shame' Reunites Fassbender & McQueen

25 Nov 2010 :

Michael Fassbender will be reunited with his ‘Hunger’ director, Steve McQueen in January 2011 when they commence production on the New York set of new project, ‘Shame’.

The feature film, written by Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan (Royal Wedding) will centre around Michael Fassbender’s character, a man in his 30s who is unable to control his sex life. Fassbender’s co-stars will include Carey Mulligan (An Education) and James Badge Dale (The Departed) and will shoot in New York for six weeks. Steve McQueen has also brought his ‘Hunger’ director of photography, Sean Bobbit back on board for the new feature.

Steve McQueen’s 2008 hit, ’Hunger’ starred Michael Fassbender as Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands. It led to McQueen being crowned Most Promising Newcomer at the 2009 BAFTAs where it was also nominated in the category of Outstanding British Film. The harrowing feature clocked up a further 32 wins including the Cannes’ Golden Camera award; six Irish Film and Television Awards; including Best Film and acting wins for both Michael Fassbender his co-star Liam Cunningham; several British Independent Film Awards, including that of Best Actor for Michael; EFA award of Best Discovery of the Year for Steve McQueen; and the Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Award.

‘Shame’ is being produced by Iain Canning for See Saw Films. Budget information for the feature is TBC but the feature has received £1 million from the UK Film Council. The film’s post work will be carried out in the UK and is due to be completed at the end of 2011. Momentum in the UK will be looking after the film’s distribution.
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http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Michael-Fassbender-to-star-with-Carey-Mulligan-in-New-York-movie-about-sex-110630629.html

Michael Fassbender to star with Carey Mulligan in New York movie about sex
Fassbender and Mulligan team up for new flick
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Published Friday, November 26, 2010, 4:34 AM
Updated Friday, November 26, 2010, 5:17 AM

Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan are set to star in a movie called “Shame”. The movie centers around Fassbender’s character who is unable to control his sex life.

Kerry man Michael Fassbender and writer and director Steve McQueen, who worked together on “Hunger” are to be re-united in January 2011 on the set of a new project “Shame” in New York City.

“Shame” has been written by Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan (“Royal Wedding” and will center around Fassbender’s character, Brandon, his sexual escapades and what happens when his younger sister moves in with him. James Badge Dale, from “The Departed” will also star.

The movie will shoot in New York for six weeks starting in January. The project will be worked on cinematographer Sean Bobbit, who worked on “Hunger” with Fassbender and McQueen.

McQueen’s 2008 hit, “Hunger” starred Fassbender as Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands. It led to McQueen being crowned Most Promising Newcomer at the 2009 BAFTAs. The feature clocked up a further 32 wins including the Cannes’ Golden Camera award; six Irish Film and Television Awards.
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Now Carey Mulligan Agrees To Feel 'Shame'
By TIM ADLER in London | Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:22

She’ll play Michael Fassbender's sister in Steve McQueen’s next indie project, Shame, which begins shooting on location in New York in January. Sales agent Hanway Films has pre-sold the film to several territories including MK2 in France and Prokino in Germany. Fassbender stars as a thirtysomething man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. Mulligan takes the role after just winning the high-profile part of Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. On Shame, Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) has written the screenplay with McQueen. Shame is produced by Iain Canning, currently riding high having produced The King’s Speech, who developed this new McQueen project with Film4. Canning produced McQueen’s first film Hunger, which also starred Fassbender as Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands and won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2008.
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http://www.ioncinema.com/news/id/5799/and-the-most-anticipated-film-of-2011-is-steve-mcqueens-shame

#01. Shame

Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: McQueen and Abi Morgan (2007's Brick Lane)
Producers: See-Saw Film's Iain Canning (The King's Speech, was exec. producer on Control and Hunger)
Distributor: For Sale

The Gist: Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. This will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them. The protag's life spins out of control when his sister (Mulligan) comes to stay....(more)

Cast: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in the leads. James Badge Dale is a supporting character with the only the role left to cast is office worker Marianne.

List Worthy Reasons...: British director Steve McQueen mounted one of the most stunning first works as a filmmaker and artist with the disturbing, thought-provoking Hunger. Expect a just as unsettling experience with his sophomore film which will treat the subject of sexual addiction perhaps more accurately than any feature film in recent history. Paired once again with his muse Fassbender, I expect fireworks in aspects of the film production --- with the raw acting and visual treatment of the main character's conflicted life being the film's true calling cards. What I do know is the screenplay packs a punch and if you thought Fish Tank was a risky role for Fassbender, wait till you see him in what should be the most talked about film of 2011. The same goes for Mulligan - who with this film could be welcomed in the big leagues, if she hasn't been invited yet.

Release Date/Status?: Going into production this month in NYC, Venice and TIFF will be the first ones to show the film.
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