By Ryan Keating-Lambert
Michael Fassbender has had a busy and interesting career so far. He’s cemented himself as one of the indie darlings of this decade, impressing critics and audience alike with a talent for fleshing out an endless variety of characters in independent cinema where he can have the creative control that he deserves. Just look at his performances in Steve McQueen’s films like Hunger and Shame or the award winning Fish Tank.
This year though, he was in some questionable films including the more than dreadful X-Men: Apocalypse and the recent Assassin’s Creed directed by the great Justin Kurzel that opened this week to mixed reviews. The first trailer also just dropped for the Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant in which Fassbender will reprise his remarkable role as David the android.
In recent news though, Fassbender has been cast in the new film by Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, Knight of Cups) – a director who excels in hugely ambitious projects, whether you get them or not… I am one of the few that actually loved Tree of Life and I’m very much looking forward to his new documentary Voyage of Time.
In this new Malick film, which is now confirmed to be titled Song to Song, Fassbender will play a band manager and Lucifer figure alongside punk rock gods Iggy Pop and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. Little is known about the narrative at this point, aside from the fact that it involves a love triangle or two in the music scene in Austin, Texas. There is quite a noteworthy list of actors on board as well… including Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Haley Bennett, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Benecio Del Toro and even Val Kilmer (where has he been for the last decade?). I’m sure there will be a lot of musician cameos as well if Iggy and Johnny are already on board.
This project has been in the works for SO LONG and is going to turn a lot of heads. Really excited to see how Malick will deal with this kind of subject matter. It’s going to be epic. Weightless will hit selected cinemas in March, 2017.
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