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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Fassbender to reunite with McQueen

Michael Fassbender is expected to star in 12 Years A Slave
Michael Fassbender is expected to star in 12 Years A Slave

Michael Fassbender is to reunite with Steve McQueen on slave drama 12 Years A Slave.

Following their collaborations on Hunger and their sex addiction drama Shame, the X-Men: First Class star and the filmmaker are teaming up for a third movie together, reported Variety.

Based on Solomon Northup's 1853 autobiography, 12 Years A Slave, produced by Brad Pitt's company Plan B, will star Chiwetel Ejiofor as a man who is tricked into slavery, with Michael expected to play his liberator.

Filming is gearing up to kick off in early 2012.

Michael has said he is aspiring for a Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese-type relationship with director Steve, who gave his career a boost with a leading role in Hunger.

"When I was 17 and I started off doing this, my dream was to meet a director, and to have a relationship with a director, like Scorsese/De Niro, Lumet/Pacino," he said at the New York Film Festival.

"That would be the ultimate, to have a collaboration like that, and to be on a wavelength that powerful with somebody, and that's what I was so lucky to find with Steve with Hunger."

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