Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in new photos from Shame
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
One of the films making waves through the festival circuit at the moment is British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s SHAME. The film is his first follow-up to his disturbingly shocking prison drama HUNGER and early word from critics indicate he is just as impressive with his sophomoric effort. The film is about sex addiction and takes place in New York City. The film reunites McQueen with his HUNGER star Michael Fassbender and if there was ever any doubt that Fassbender is a bona fide A-list star, then this should quiet those fears.
Along with Fassbender, the film stars Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie. I don’t know if this will have the broad appeal to make any noise come Oscar season, but I’m sure it will pick up a few awards at the smaller shows along the way. The film doesn’t have a US release date yet, but expect it to hit theaters in a limited release in late December.