Thursday, January 7, 2010

Michael to star in 'Knockout'!

I get to use this picture two days in a row! Thanks to FF reader Maura, she pointed me to this link spilling the beans about YET another new movie our Fassbender boy is going to star in. Fuck yeah! ETA: The Playlist has additional plot and casting information!

From Kyle Buchanan @ Movieline - I was talking to Michael Fassbender this morning in advance of his new film Fish Tank (more on that soon), and the actor let slip a juicy piece of unannounced casting.

“I’ll be starting work with Steven Soderbergh in the beginning of February in Dublin,” Fassbender said, confirming that he’ll take part in the prolific director’s next film, Knockout. That’d be the spy thriller starring mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano, written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey).

Fassbender is the first piece of casting announced since the project’s inception, and his presence signals Soderbergh’s willingness to surround newcomer Carano with professional actors (never a given with Soderbergh, who loves using non-actors and unknown faces).

Still, after telling me about the project, Fassbender tried to clam up. Can he divulge anything about his character? “I can’t, really,” he said, laughing. “There’s one physical part in it, but it’s not too bad actually.”

Though we’d normally expect a flood of casting announcements due to the film’s imminent shoot date, Soderbergh is the kind of auteur who can shoot an entire feature film without anyone catching on. As far as casting information goes, we’ll take what we can get — but in getting Fassbender, at least Knockout is beginning to shape.

Source: Movieline

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