A NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction seems like an unusual movie to kick off the holiday month of December, but Shame isn't your usual NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction. Recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Shame won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, with actor Michael Fassbender wining a Best Actor award for his portrayal of a Manhattan-based yuppie whose sexual addiction leads him down a path of self-destruction. Critics have also been positive, as the movie currently holds a 80% approval rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
Shame is the second collaboration for Fassbender and British director Steve McQueen, who previously worked together on the prison drama Hunger. Fassbender, who lost 35 pounds for Hunger and went full frontal for Shame, told The Chicago Tribune that he had good reason to reunite with McQueen.
watch the clip and red band trailer >> Posted 12.01.11 by Ryan
Why do I want to do all this with Steve? Because what's massively evident and refreshing about [McQueen] is that he has no rule book about making a film.
Fox Searchlight has released a second trailer for British director Steve McQueen's (Hunger) new NC-17 drama, Shame. Co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane), Shame was the Critics Choice at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and earned Michael Fassbender a Best Actor award for his "brilliant, ferocious performance" as a sex addict living in New York whose carefully constructed facade of normalcy begins to crumble when his estranged sister (Carey Mulligan) shows up on his doorstep one day, stirring memories of a painful past that he has tried hard to forget. watch the trailer for Shame >> Posted 11.18.11 by BrentJS
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has been slowly putting together a solid cast for his upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained, which follows Jamie Foxx as a freed slave determined to rescue his wife from a sadistic slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino recently added his Deathproof actor Kurt Russell to the cast as evil slave trainer Ace Woody, replacing Kevin Costner who recently dropped out, as well as Kill Bill, Vol. 2's Laura Cayouette as DiCaprio's widowed sister.
Deadline reports that the latest addition to the cast is Don Johnson, who will play a wealthy plantation owner named Spencer Bennett. Casting a veteran actor who hasn't been in many recent high-profile projects is typical of Tarantino, who rejuvenated the careers of actors like John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) and Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). Johnson recently appeared as the villainous Von Stillman in last year's Machete, directed by Tarantino's friend and frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez.
Johnson joins a cast filled with Tarantino alumni, including Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Django is set to start shooting in November, and has been given a release date of December 25, 2012. Fassbender reunites with Shame Director; Carrey and Carrel Make Magic together >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
Director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) remake of Total Recall is close to filling its lead role. Actors Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender, and Tom Hardy could reportedly land the lead role initially portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 original. Farrell is the frontrunner >> Posted 10.22.10 by Ryan