The director and thespian will reunite for a sexually-fused film called Shame, a New York-set drama concerning Brandon (Fassbender) and his struggles with sex and relationships, examining “the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.” The Playlist points out the similarity to Hunger, in focusing on one basic need as the driving force of the entire narrative.

Written by McQueen and Abi Morgan, produced by Iain Canning (under the See-Saw Films banner).

Fassbender has made a name for himself everywhere since Hunger, and his second going with McQueen could establish a director/actor duo as potent as Scorsese/De Niro, Burton/Depp once were.

What did you think of Hunger? Do you like McQueen? Fassbender?

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