According to Entertainment Weekly, stars and directors often hook up with each other on small indie gigs and then do big budget blockbusters, or vice versa.
Among movie stars, the business model is widely known as “One for them, one for me”: an appearance in a small, heartfelt film followed up by a paycheck part in a presumed blockbuster.
Assassin’s Creed also marks a reunion for Fassbender and Cotillard, who star together in Macbeth, a kind of gothic reimagining of the Shakespeare classic directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, that arrives in theaters later this year. In what might also be fairly called a “one for them” maneuver, Kurzel is also directing Assassin’s Creed and seems to have succeeded in regrouping his A-list his principles.It's also been reported that Michael will be playing the main character, Desmond Miles, and I think at this point, it's a generally accepted expectation and assumption. This is a nice coup for Michael and DMC Films.