Michael Fassender Goes Indie

Speaking of Tarantino alums, Inglourious Basterds' Michael Fassbender is adding another indie project to his slate, after working on high-profile movies like X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Prometheus.

Variety reports that Fassbender will reunite with his Shame director Steve McQueen for his next project, Twelve Years a Slave. The pair first worked together on the McQueen's 2008 debut Hunger, and have recently been taking Shame around to various festivals.

Also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012), Twelve Years a Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northup, the son of a slave who
was kidnapped in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.

McQueen co-wrote the script with John Ridley (Red Tails) and is set to start directing the production early next year.