Ever since his breakthrough role in 300, Michael Fassbender has alternated between Hollywood blockbusters such as Prometheus, X-Men, and 12 Years a Slave, and more arthouse affairs like Shame and Jane Eyre.
New film Trespass Against Us is definitely in the latter camp, with Fassbender playing Chad Cutler, a son and father who wants out of the family business, which would be tricky enough if his family owned a restaurant or sold pet supplies. The trouble is, Chad’s family’s business is crime.
Think The Sopranos set in the English countryside. Playing the Tony role from Sopranos, or patriarch Colby in this case, is Brendan Gleeson, the Emmy-award winning actor known for his performances in The Guard and Calvary (not to mention being the father of Harry Potter star Domhnall Gleeson).
Side note: Trespass Against Us isn’t the only film due out this year to feature Gleeson and Fassbender as father and son. The other one is videogame-turned-movie Assassin’s Creed, due out this Christmas.
The stellar cast of Trespass is rounded out by Sean Harris (The Borgias), Lyndsey Marshal (Being Human), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful), and Killian Scott (Ripper Street), and in the director’s chair is Adam Smith, a first-time feature-maker who’s previously directed episodes of Doctor Who and Skins.
The whole thing is scored by The Chemical Brothers, whose trademark electronica is evident in the trailer released yesterday (September 22):
Trespass Against Us premiered to slightly mixed reviews at the recent Toronto Film Festival, but Fassbender fans know his performances are rarely worth missing.
Look out for it in theaters from November 24.Read More