Michael Fassbender will join Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy in At Swim-Two-Birds
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Brendan Gleeson (who has appeared in numerous films but I know him best as Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody in the HARRY POTTER movies) is making his directorial debut and has lined up an extremely impressive cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Gabriel Byrne. What’s interesting is that Fassbender was cast in this role over a year ago, but he wasn’t really on anyone’s radar until recently. Regarding Fassbender’s participation, Gleeson says, “That happened about a year ago really. People never picked up on it, maybe because Michael wasn’t really quite the massive name he is now. But we were trying to tell people for ages, ‘By the way, listen: we have the coolest thing on two feet coming in.’ I haven’t asked any [actor] who said they wouldn’t do it.” That sounds pretty intriguing, right? Apparently AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS has scored some financing and the film will start shooting sometime next April.
AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS is a tough story to explain, however, here is how Gleeson describes it, “There will be three separate worlds in the film. It’ll be a bit like THE WIZARD OF OZ in the sense that the real world will inhabit the imaginary world. It’s complex, but in the end, it’s just about a kid in college who stays too long in bed. And doesn’t really know where to put himself in the world and finds that his imagination kind of takes him away. And so that’s really at the basis of it, but it’s a lot of fun.” Does that sound a little confusing to anyone else? Now I’m really interested to see how this turns out.
Source: The Playlist