Steve McQueen’s follow-up to his 2008 film Hunger is likely going to be one of the more controversial releases this December. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie may claim to be the “feel bad movie of Christmas”, but McQueen’s Shame looks to push the boundaries of film erotica. Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan star.
Plot Summary: Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something yuppie living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life and urges. After his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.
Fox Searchlight, which picked up Shame at the TIFF for a reported $400,000, will release the film in U.S. theaters on December 2, 2011. The studio is fully behind McQueen’s film and has made assurances that no cuts will be made. It will carry an NC-17 rating, which will limit its theatrical output overall.
With all the talk that Michael Fassbender has gotten for his performance – including winning the Volpi Cup for best actor at the Venice Film Festival – it’s looking like he could very well be one of the names nominated for Best Actor.
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